I’m planning to dip in and do a Making Monday post every so once in a while. This time, I’m including a lovely recipe that pao cooked. It is warm, tasty, and healthy.
Warming Winter Soup
(Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Poached Chicken Soup on the 15 minute meals programme)
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/2 chorizo sausage or small packet of pancetta
Chicken stock cube
1.5 litres (3 pints boiling water) from the kettle is fine
Handful basmati rice
Handful pasta pieces
1 medium stalk of broccoli
2 large carrots
2-3 sticks of celery
1 red onion
375g pack turkey breast steaks
In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add chorizo (or pancetta) and rosemary leaves (pulled from off the stalk) and fry until crisp. Remove the pancetta and rosemary from the pan but keep the oil in the pan.
Add boiling water and a chicken stock cube.
Using a food processor with slicing attachment, slice the vegetables so they are thin. You can do this by hand but the food processor makes it very quick.
Add pasta, rice and vegetables to the broth. Add turkey breasts, a squidge of tomato puree, salt and pepper.
Bring to boil, put the lid on the pan and lower to a medium-low heat (around 4.5 on our cooker) and leave for 15/20 mins until meat is cooked through.
Remove turkey pieces from pan. Slice turkey into thick slices.
Place a couple of slices of turkey on the bottom. Ladle broth on top and sprinkle chorizo and rosemary crispy bits on the top.
There are lots of things you could try instead – chicken breasts would work well instead of turkey. You could add some frozen peas to bump of the vegetable count.