Giselle’s Courgette & Parmesan Soup

Here’s the link to the site I found the recipe originally – 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/italianstylezucchini_9833

Good glug of EVO

1 tbsp chopped garlic

handful basil leaves chopped

sea salt and ground pepper to taste

1kg courgettes cut lengthways into quarters then into 1cm slices

750 ml chicken stock

60 ml or big glug of single cream

handful fresh flatleaf parsley chopped

50g freshly grated parmigiano plus extra for serving

 

Heat the oil in a heavy based pan over a med heat.

Cook the garlic, basil, salt and courgette slowly for about 10 mins or until the courgettes are lightly browned and softened (or just softened!)

Add pepper to taste, then pour in the stock and simmer for about 8- 10 mins uncovered.

Remove from heat.

If you have a stick blender, stick it in the mix and whizz about 3/4 of it.  If you have a food processor, do the same amount. (I prefer 1st method – less washing up!)

Return the soup to the pan and stir in the cream parsley and parmigiano.

To serve, ladle the soup into a bowl, sprinkle with more parmigiano (or shavings are good) and some toasted pumpkin seeds. ( Salt n pepper optional – I think it’ll be fine.)

Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

 

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