Souped out and a Wednesday recipe: Potato, chorizo & green pea soup

4 12 2008

Desde hace una semana como sopa todos los días*… It is almost true, but it was a sentence O came up with for my Spanish homework after he has come home to soup for dinner on Monday, Tuesday and today😀 To my defence I actually did make two mini-quiches as well on Monday – one with salmon, gorgonzola (we have almost finished all the stolen cheese now) and feta, and the second one with just tomatoes and feta. The main reason for the soup “diet” has been that I have had a cold and didn’t feel like eating heavy meals…

However, I can understand that O is starting to think that maybe I should change the menu since he made fish soup on Saturday, which we had for dinner / lunch during the weekend, and then I made a similar, but not as good fish soup on Monday… You see, he makes his own fish stock, and opened a bottle of white wine, which I felt was too extravagant for a Monday morning!

Anyway, my soup obsession started already last week when O told me that I should eat more soup, instead of burgers since I had some stomach cramps… So, I did as he told me and had a lovely spicy potato soup in Olive Garden (American restaurant chain) but the pea and ham soup I tried in Tim Horton’s (Canadian fast-food chain) wasn’t very good at all. And whatever you do, avoid the chicken soup in Fuddrucker’s (I was so proud though that I didn’t fall for temptation and had a burger in my favourite burger place) – disgusting!

Nevertheless, I thought that I would share with you my latest soup** creation – today’s recipe turned out quite yummy!  

Potato, chorizo & green pea soup
1-1½ litre water
½ yellow onion if American size, otherwise one whole
5-6 potatoes (I love potatoes and like my soup to be quite thick, O thought it was almost like a stew in the end)
chorizo or salami – we only had pre-sliced sandwich chorizo which I chopped up in quite small pieces, but normal dry chorizo works just as well and you decide how meaty you want the soup
green peas – a handful of frozen ones
1 cube of vegetable stock

Add all the ingredients at once, except for the peas and let boil / simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Add the peas straight from the freezer right at the end. Serve with some bread.
Soup makes excellent leftovers that can be reheated in portions if needed (O came home late tonight). I will have my last soup-day tomorrow with the leftovers and then enough already!

 

*) Since one week I am eating soup every day
**) I have such a problem remembering that it is sopa in Spanish, confusing it with zuppa in Italian so I keep wanting to say supa (maybe that’s Portugese, ha ha) – trying to remember that it is almost the same word as in Swedish (soppa) minus one P. But I guess that you can see why I am confused when the two languages (Spanish and Italian) are so close…


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13 responses

4 12 2008
Saltistjejen

Jag älskar soppa! fast äter det mest när det är kallt, så jag vet inte om jag skulle äta det så ofta om jag bodde så varmt som ni gör. Men här eller i Sverige på höst och vinter tycker jag att soppor och grytor är underbart gott!!
Hoppas du mår bättre. Magont är inte skoj alls.
Kramar!

4 12 2008
Anna

Soppa är gott, speciellt den här årstiden!

4 12 2008
Desiree

Soppan lät himla god. Jag gillar att äta soppa. Det är både god och bra mat. Jag hoppas att du snart mår bättre. Krya på dig.

Kram
Desiree

4 12 2008
annaluna

I actually had mome-made fish-and potatoe-soup yesterday and today!🙂 vanligtvis har jag ju en matblogg också, men den har varit död sedan i augusti eftersom min termin har varit och är hysterisk…Jag älskar nya recept och goda soppor:)

4 12 2008
annaluna

HOME-made, not MOME-MADE:)

4 12 2008
petchie

Saltis, jag har aldrig ätit så mycket soppa som de senaste dagarna – och det har varit perfekt eftersom jag varit lite hängig och förkyld. Men visst håller jag med dig om att soppa egentligen passar bättre i ett kyligare klimat. Borde ha gjort kall gazpacho istället😉

Anna, vädret är faktiskt inte så varmt och soligt så det har passat ganska bra!

Desiree, soppan var god även andra dagen😉 Jag insåg precis att vi inte handlat sedan vi kom tillbaka från semestern så det kan också ha inverkat på vad jag har lagat… Men nu är det dags att handla och byta fokus på menyn!

Annaluna, O påstod att han aldrig hört talas om potatis- och fisksoppa men han höll med om att det var gott🙂 Kul med en matblogg, jag har varit inne och kikat lite på den – hoppas att du uppdaterar den snart.

5 12 2008
Lotta K

“if American size”, hahhaha!

5 12 2008
Mia

Åh jag älskar när jag får boktips! Vad är det för typ av bok? Ska genast kolla om den går att beställa på adlibris!

Härlig Helg tjejen!
Kram Mia

8 12 2008
petchie

Lotta K – men det är ju så sant, eller hur!!? Amerikansk lök är ju ENORM, precis som allt annat…

Mia, det är en dokumentär skriven av en svensk judisk tjej som bodde bland de ultraortodoxa judarna i NYC under ett år (för de som blir nyfikna; Ok, amen av Nina Solomin).

8 12 2008
Christina

Hi Petchie,
I recently contacting you asking if I could use a picture that you took of Old San Juan for my mother-in-law’s very small restaurant in Tampa. The picture in question is: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2458291046_79f396c825.jpg

She moved here to be near me and my husband and our children. She was recently laid off from her job as a cook and decided now was the time to pursue her own restaurant. She is from Old San Juan and is serving Puerto Rican food here. I recently returned from a trip to visit our family there, but she doesn’t like any of the photos I took. She loves yours =). Could you please let me know either way? Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at nukeum00@hotmail.com.

8 12 2008
Millan

Soppan later hiimla god tycker jag! Men visst ar det sa att man kan bli lite trott pa soppa. vi kommer in i soppstimm.. da vi ater soppa till lunch mest varje dag men sedan fixar jag inte att se en enda soppskal pa evigheter😉. kram

8 12 2008
petchie

Christina, sorry for forgetting your request – I have sent an email to you now!

Millan, roligt att ni också blir helt insnöade på soppa! O föreslog soppa igen igår men det blev annat istället…😀
Kram!

9 12 2008
Anna (Sthlm)

När jag skrev min kommentar tänkte jag inte på att ni ju lever i ett varmt land!🙂

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