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So, I asked Professor Facebook for ideas about soup recipes and they did not just deliver, the showed off!
My friend Liz, shared her recipe for Roasted Eggplant Soup and I was a little skeptical at first. My experience with eggplant has been dicey so I kept putting off trying it. The Librarian, however, was keen to give it a go, picked up some eggplant from the Overbrook Farmer’s Market and I was not about to let those veggies rot on my watch!
Liz provided a recipe from The Smitten Kitchen and shared that she skips the cheese and cream, which is huge because she LOVES cheese. (Aside…Liz is awesome, wife, mom of three and has a small business of beautiful handmade cards…check her out!) Since I am trying to make meals that everyone can eat safely due to dietary restrictions (The Bee’s dairy allergy, The Librarian and I watching our sodium intake) I was relived that I could skip the cream since I have been working on alternatives to adding dairy to dishes.
Tomatoes from the garden were used and I threw in some spinach (didn’t want that to go bad either!) and otherwise followed the recipe. Spoiler alert…the recipe is creamy as is and so dang good!I added extra spice…crushed red pepper flakes are my newest go to as well as spies from Penzys and the result was a creamy soup, savory with a little kick.
OK…this picture does not allow for the full yummy that is this soup BUT I share it to show off the Kitchen-Aid Immersion Blender that I use. This is one of favorite kitchen tools! I was able to puree the cooked soup (after it cooled) and this just fantastic tool to have for cooking.
I do want to serve the soup with some sticky rice. I have been on a sticky rice bend since taking the Recipe for Change class at the Free Library’s Culinary Center. The soup can be served alone but y’all…rice!
Thoughts from the family:
I like how it warmed the back of your throat and gave a small but overpowering kick. It was flavorful and savory.
Note: He did not turn down seconds.
The Bee took a little more to convince. She was skeptical of eggplant, won’t even try the soup. I blame my eggplant fails from the past. Whatever…more soup for me!
Tell me…Eggplants…how many of you love them? Will you try it?