|Smokey Pattypan & Tarragon Soup and Vegan Mofo Day 12|
I've got a hectic weekend planned too, but I'm hoping to make up for all that lost cooking time last weekend, sometime over the next two days. My garden needs some attention too and from a quick check this morning there is still lots of vegetables to harvest. I need to get my thinking cap on with how I'm going to use it all. My new freezer is already full of my garden produce!
Splash of Olive oil
1 Onion, diced
3 Garlic, crushed
800g Pattypan, cubed (once I'd removed the seeds this weighed 675g)
1 Tsp Mustard powder
1½ Tsp Smoked paprika
500ml Vegetable stock
115g Chick peas, cooked
1 Sprig fresh tarragon
In a heavy base saucepan saute the onion in the olive oil for 5 minutes or until translucent, add the garlic and saute for another minute.
Add the pattypan and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, stirring all the time to stop it sticking to the bottom of the pan. If it does start to stick then add a splash of the vegetable stock.
Sprinkle over the mustard powder and smoked paprika and stir so that it coats the vegetables. Add the vegetable stock and chick peas and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes or until the pattypan pieces are cooked. Don't let them go to a mush, we want a little bite still.
Transfer the mixture to a blender, you may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Add the cashews and tarragon and blend until silky smooth.
Garnish with tarragon leaves and a grind of black pepper