Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Estefao... Chilean Soup

This is another one of Luis' mums recipes.




It has a great mix of vegies and my kids eat it so it's a win/win situation.



I use carrots, green beans, pumpkin, fresh corn and potatoes.



Fry off some green caspicum pieces (these get thrown out or chop them finely and it will mix in the soup) with some garlic for a minute add your skirt steak cut up into cubes, add a teaspoon of cummin (ground) some vegeta (previous posts), a teaspoon of dried oregano and then start to add your vegies. I put the potatoes in first for a minute or so then add the carrot, pumpkin, beans and corn. I add boiling water until it just covers the whole mix. When it's almost done I taste for seasoning and I add a handful of long grain rice (stir it through). I put the lid on and turn the stove off. It make take ten or so minutes but the rice swells and absorbes the water and you get quite a thick soup. I top it with some sambal olek (marinated crushed chillies) and serve.

I have to rush through my Chilean recipes, as the gorgeous Argentine Paul (http://www.eatme.blogspot.com/) is posting Argentinian recipes which are so similar to the Chilean that we are looking like we are in a conspiracy to rule the blogging world with our heritage recipes!!! And I want to be the first diva!!! (Only joking!!!) Anyway I only have one more recipe in me and he has his grandmothers entire book.... wish I had a granny.... wish I had asked my mother to write things down... never mind I will do it for my girls or have this blog published which I hear you can do. They make it into a bound book and I think it is an excellent idea....



Vida x

6 comments:

Paul said...

You beat me to it again! This is similar to Argentine Puchero. I'm going to have to wait a week now to post my version so it doesnt look like I'm copying you! Just kidding. Actually, I love it when bloggers are on the same wavelength, because that's how trends occur. X

vida said...

Paul, you are fantastic, I almost did not put up this post and thought a hundred times to remove it in case I offended you, but my instincts said you have a great sense of humour! Never fear I think I only have a couple of Chilean recipes left in me and then I will move onto my Yugoslav ones so tell Mike to watch it!! Vida x

Paul said...

Vida, this is your blog and you are entitled to write whatever you wish my sweet. Thats the beauty of blogging- its an online journal about our own experiences. We both blog to share recipes. Its not a competition! So keep on writing because I love reading you!

vida said...

Paul, you will make me cry! You are too sweet to me. You might find my next post funny now that you have encouraged me to keep going.... Vida x

Steven said...

Hey Vida,
Really loving your blog and this recipe in particular, it looks so delicious. Thanks for your comments on my arty styling, I just like making even the ingredients looks as good as possible, because that is how I get my inspiration to make dishes. Will add you to my favourites, talk soon, Steven.

vida said...

Hello Steven, thanks for visiting. I love learning from you and the way you do things, you have a real gift. Love you for the savoury and love Hannah for the sweet, you guys complete me!!! Hehehe... Vida x x x