Sunday, January 3, 2010

Detox soup à l'asiatique

Just what the doctor ordred after a holiday season of too much alcohol, too many smokes, too much coffee and too many sweets!

Prep (for a large soup, about 6 servings):
  1. 1 onion, chopped
  2. lots of garlic, minced
  3. 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  4. 1 zuchinni and 1 summer squash, julianned
  5. a couple tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  6. a couple generous tablespoons of olive oil, water and lots of salt
  7. soba or rice noodles, cooked and drained

In a large pot, sautée the onion, garlic and ginger in the olive oil over low heat until translucent. Fill the pot to about two-thirds full with cold water. Add a couple teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and add the carrots and mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes then add the zuchinni and summer squash. Continue to cook for a few more minutes. Start testing the carrot and stop cooking when it is still crisp or to your desired tenderness. Adjust the seasoning (salt) as you go, taste-testing every once in while as the soup cooks.

Place some of the cooked noodles in a bowl and ladel some of the soup over them. And here's to good health in 2010!

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