dimanche 11 janvier 2009
this will be a short one. i just wanted to say that i think i'm somewhat of a genius (and extremely modest).
in the midst of my on-going soup craze (last week, it was every day lunch and dinner!), i tried things a bit differently today. having gone to freres tang, the awesome chinese super market in place d'italie yesterday with jas, i had some unusual ingredients that i wanted to make use of.
so this is what went into the soup:
1 block of chicken bouillon
1 garlic clove
2 big mushrooms
and then ...
those awesome black mushrooms that you buy dried in a package, and then when you put them in water, they expand like woah
4 vegetable dumplings
since i noticed that my soup was heading in the asian direction, i decided to live on the edge and throw in some soy sauce and garlic chili sauce (i apologize to purists who are appalled at what i may have done wrong).
and ya know what? it was DELICIOUS. i haven't looked at the real recipe for a soup like this (i have no idea what i would look up in fact), but i think i can't be too far off. i would've added an egg too which is SO GOOD, but i decided the soup was already a bit crowded.
anyway, moral of the story: soup is extremely easy to make. and delicious. and a great way to fight the mean winter (see previous post).
(i'm going to go try to find a recipe close to what i've done)