Ham Parsley Potage Soup
By peachpurple • April 26, 2016 • Ham
Oh boy, the weather is kind of damp but heaty due to the rain that keeps pouring while the sun was still shinning in the sky.
It wasn’t a good idea to go outside today.
I managed to keep the laundry just before the rain started to pour onto the ground.
Luckily I had been peeping through the window, watching out for the grey cloudy sky.
It is almost 5pm, I am planning to cook a pot of soup to cool off the heat for the day.
This is an unique type of soup that my aunt had taught me a few years ago, when I had the chance to visit during the school holidays.
She is very good at dishing up good soup that everyone would ask for a second bowl.
Ham and leeks – stir fry dish is a common recipe but including them into soup sounds like an absurd recipe to me.
Do you know what is potage?
At first, I thought potage was potato but I was corrected by my aunt that Potage means thick soup made from meats of vegetable, boiled for sometime to form a thick mush.
It was the pearl barley that had produced the mushy texture, with the combination of cabbage and ham, this made the soup a perfect side dish to enjoy with the main course meal.
Ham and Parsley Potage Soup
Serves: 4 persons
- 4 tsp butter
- 1 medium onion-chopped
- 1/2 leek-chopped
- 1/2 carrot-peel
- 900ml chicken stock- 1.5 pints
- 60g-2oz pear barley-washed
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 60g-2oz cabbage-shredded
- 120g-4oz cooked ham-diced
- Salt n pepper to taste
- Heat up the butter in a large saucepan.
- Saute onion, leek and carrot for 5 min.
- Add in the chicken stock, pearl barley and parsley.
- Bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 min.
- Make sure the barley is cooked, softened.
- Stir in the cabbage, ham and cook for 5 min.
- Taste the soup. Season with salt and pepper according to your preference.
From my aunt:
Ham and Parsley Potage is suitable for sick patients , old folks and lack of appetite family members.
You can skip the main course meal since this soup contents is highly nutritious.
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Recipe : my aunt
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