Zucchini cream

I do love soups and creams!

This one is easy, and the toppings make it all the better. Are you ready? I am!

The Ingredients:

  • red onion
  • garlic clove
  • zucchini
  • carrot
  • chicken or beef stock
  • turmeric powder, salt, pepper, olive oil

For the topping:

  • pancetta or guanciale
  • walnuts
  • sour cream

NOTE: if you prefer a vegetarian version, sub the chicken/beef stock for veggie stock and remove the pancetta.

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Chop/slice all the above ingredients. Doesn’t matter how well, because we’re going to blend them all at the end. However, the smaller they’re cut the faster they cook.

In a non-stick pan, sizzle the onion, garlic and carrot in a spoonful of olive oil.

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When the carrots start to soften, add the turmeric, salt, pepper and let the liquid reduce.

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Now add the stock and the zucchini.

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Let this cook for about 15 minutes or until all the vegetables are cooked.

In the meantime, make the topping by cooking the pancetta or guanciale (I used the latter) on a non-stick pan. The fat will melt – when it’s hot, add the coarsely chopped walnuts and roast them.

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I also added a few slices of zucchini at the end, just for fun.

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Now all you have to do is blend the cream (taste for seasoning!),

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pour in a pretty bowl and add the sour cream and topping. Done!

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We had the soup with sausage rolls as a side. They were quite good! Not sure how to make them? Here’s the recipe!

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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