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Gorgeous, heavenly, courgette soup

One of my all time favorite moments on the allotment is when the courgette (zucchini) starts to produce.

It’s an epic plant.

It seems indestructible and can produce forty courgettes per plant. Yes forty!

This year we have two new varieties. A green globe sort and a yellow conventional shaped one.

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We were able to plant them out early this year following the non existent winter, so they started to produce early.

Early courgettes means only one thing early courgette soup.

Now my master chef has a skill with this soup that is amazing.

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Here’s the ingredients.

1. Fry the onion in a little vegetable oil until it’s soft.
2. Fry the chopped courgettes until brown.
3. The potato needs the longest cooking time.
4. So add some stock. We use an onion stock cube and around half a litre of water.
5. Simmer for a while.
6. Turn of the heat and blitz.
7. Serve
We had ours with GF pitta bread and houmous.

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26 comments on “Gorgeous, heavenly, courgette soup

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 11, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Looks very yummy thank you Liz for sharing have a blessed day

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  2. Chloris
    July 11, 2014

    Thank you for the soup recipe. My chef is starting to groan at the daily courgettes brought in to him. They are stretching his ingenuity. It is amazing how many courgettes you get from just a few plants. I wish we could freeze them.

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    • lizard100
      July 11, 2014

      You can. I sliced five pan loads last year and pan fried them in a little oil. They froze beautifully and were a real delight in winter.

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      • Chloris
        July 11, 2014

        Oh that’ s great. Thank you very much for the tip.

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      • lizard100
        July 12, 2014

        Glad to help. When those courgettes start mounting up it’s a challenge.

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  3. jenhumm116
    July 11, 2014

    Lovely photo.
    And by coincidence, today for the first time, I took some of my courgettes to sell in the village shop. I picked them all with flowers attached, so hopefully the punters will reallise just how fresh they are and snap them up. Fingers crossed!

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    • lizard100
      July 12, 2014

      We hope to have courgette flowers stuffed this week.

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  4. cheergerm
    July 11, 2014

    Beautiful sounding soup. I have never had luck growing them but love them and their flowers. The flowers are fab stuffed with cheese and fried in a tempura batter.

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  5. bcparkison
    July 11, 2014

    What time is supper? Looks so good.

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  6. litadoolan
    July 11, 2014

    Stunning courgettes! What a crop. (40!!). Hadn’t thought of a soup. Good call.

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    • lizard100
      July 11, 2014

      It’s delicious!

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      • litadoolan
        July 11, 2014

        :-D I love the way you come up with healthy recipe ideas. Are you inspired from watching the vegetables grow or do the ideas come from thinking of other ingredients to add in? So clever to think of good taste combinations!!

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      • lizard100
        July 12, 2014

        It’s a mixture. It’s a bit like ‘ready steady cook’. See what’s grown and see what’s in the cupboard. The house chef is also a genius with an eye for invention!

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      • litadoolan
        July 12, 2014

        Lucky break! Good combination of talents

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      • lizard100
        July 12, 2014

        I hope so. : )

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    • lizard100
      July 12, 2014

      It’s a firm favourite!

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  7. dontworrymama
    July 12, 2014

    That sounds delicious! I’m still learning my way around the vegetable world, what is the purple ingredient in the picture?

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    • lizard100
      July 12, 2014

      It’s the first sprig of purple sprouting broccoli. One of my favourite foods that we’ve never managed I grow well before. We just threw it in the steamer and used it as a garnish!

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  8. Rambling Woods
    July 13, 2014

    Good to have a talented cook in the house

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  9. linnetlane
    July 15, 2014

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to try it with some of my many courgettes :)

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    • lizard100
      July 15, 2014

      It’s really tasty. You can also add other flavored. It works well with chillies or curry spices.

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  10. Laurin Lindsey
    July 17, 2014

    Just got lots of lovely zucchini and fresh onions in my co-op farm share yesterday and so happy I saved your post, sounds like it is going to be yummy soup.

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