leave a comment »

Taco Soup:
2 onions, peeled and diced
1.5 bags carrots, peeled and diced
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 regular potato, peeled and diced
nearly a whole head of garlic, roughly chopped
about 3/4 head of celery, diced
one bay leaf
taco seasoning
soy sauce
red wine

Browned the carrots, sweet potatoes, celery, onions, and garlic in olive oil in the pot in 2 batches, then deglazed with a generous slug of red wine and added the potatoes, bay leaf, sugar, salt, and soy sauce, and water to cover. Simmered about 45 mins and then pureed and seasoned with taco seasoning and pepper. Ate with tortilla chips crumbled in.

For band dinner last weekend, I made a nearly identical soup (no taco seasoning), a fairly disastrous polenta (with dry cornmeal spots!) with mushroom sauce (soffritto, fresh tomato, red wine, fresh mushrooms, and rehydrated dried wild mushrooms, browned then simmered), and a translucent apple pie from Nigella Lawson.


Written by orata

December 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Posted in recipes

Tagged with , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: