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 French Bean and Chorizo Soup Recipe

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French Beans impart great flavour and a very impressive texture to any soup. Add the taste burst of chorizo to the mixture and you have a soup which could easily be served in a top class restaurant.

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 Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:  
 How Difficult Easy  Freeze?   Yes
 Servings

4 portions

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

How Much
French Beans (also called fine or filet beans) 500g / 1lb 2oz
Potato

2 medium (approx. 400g / 14oz)

Chorizo 125g / 4½oz
Vegetable stock 1 litre / 1¾ pint
Mixed herbs 1 teaspoons dried, 2 teaspoons fresh
Salt and pepper To taste

COOKING EQUIPMENT
1 Large pan
1 Frying pan

COOKING METHOD

Cooking the soup in a pan Roughly chop the French Beans (top and tail them if not already done), the peel the potatoes and cut them into rough 4cm / 2½in cubes.

Add hot stock, the beans and potatoes to a pan, bring to the boil then simmer for 25 minutes. Mix the soup every ten minutes or so.


 
While the soup is cooking, chop the chorizo into bite sized chunks. Add them to a frying pan and cook on a medium to low heat for 12 minutes turning frequently.

Turn the heat off and keep the chorizo and the fat from it in the frying pan.

Chorizo frying

 
When the soup has finished cooking liquidise it for a minute. Pour back into the pan and add the chorizo and all the fat that has come from it. Add the herbs, then taste the soup and season with salt and pepper to taste. Re- heat and serve with chunky French bread and a parsley garnish if available.

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1 RATINGS GIVEN - AVERAGE 5 star rating
 
20 May 2012 From: Cath
Family really enjoyed it as a sarter.

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