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I’ve been eating this soup since I was a kid, so I suppose part of my love for this soup stems from that taste experience memory thing. Maybe, I dunno. Either way, this stuff is uber cheap to make when zucchini is in season, and it really does taste great. Try adding some chilli flakes to the recipe for a little heat, it really changes the the flavor quite a bit.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Zucchini
  • 1/2 large Onion
  • 1/2 large carrot
  • 1 litre Chicken Stock
  • 1 tbps Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • Fresh Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper

Preparation

  1. Roughly chop 2 zucchinis, carrot and onion.
  2. Bring 1 litre of chicken stock to a simmer.
  3. In another (larger) pot at medium high heat add butter and olive oil.
  4. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add zucchini and carrot. Cook for an additional 7 – 8 minutes until zucchini just starts to brown.
  6. Transfer to a blender and add 3 or 3 ladles of stock. Blend until smooth 2 minutes.
  7. Transfer remain stock to pot you were using to cook vegetables.
  8. Pour pureed vegetables into stock.
  9. Grate remaining 2 zucchinis into pot, stir well.
  10. Add a little thyme, black pepper and salt to taste. Cook for 5 minutes.
  11. Add 1/2 cup of cream. Cook and additional 5 – 7 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!