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GEMUSE UND GERSTENSUPPE

6 Mar
  • Okay, so for all my non- German speaking friends,  that’s  VEGETABLE AND BARLEY SOUP.
    For a long time ,   I have shied away from vegetable soup because , really ,  how good can a bunch of boiled vegetables be ?
    Well I got on this health kick and bought some barley and its been sitting on the shelf and the Mrs. says ,  ” are you ever going to make this stuff ? I like barley soup”
    who’d of thought it.
    So  I open my German cook book and it falls open to this soup. Gotta make it right ? ( might be the food fairy telling me something )
    This turned out not only good ,  but it is really good.  And it has a little surprise
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    1/2 stick butter
    1 large onion – diced
    2 celery stalks – diced
    2 carrots – diced
    2 1/2 quart vegetable stock –  make your own   or I used
    Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base
    It’s pretty good
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    2 1/2 cup zucchini – cubed
    1 1/2 cup cauliflower florets – kinda whacked apart
    1 cup cut fresh green beans
    1 potato  – scrubbed and diced
    1 16oz can diced tomatoes
    1 cup barley grits
    dash salt
    1 tsp, oregano
    1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
    3 bay leaves
    1 tsp. ground cloves
    3 parsley sprigs – CHOPPED
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    ADD A PICKLE –  A GOOD KOSHER DILL
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    Melt the butter in a large skillet
    Add onion celery and carrots. Cook 7 min until onion is translucent
    Heat broth in a pot add sautéed veggies
    Add zucchini, cauliflower,  potato  green beans,  tomatoes and barley
    Cover and bring to a boil.
    Reduce to simmer and cook for  15 min
    Add salt ,  pepper,  oregano,   bay leaves,   cloves and parsley
    Simmer for 20 min. Remove bay leaves
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    Ladle into bowls and garnish……… HERE’S THE SURPRISE –  – WITH ONE HEAPING TSP MINCED PICKLE PER BOWL
    Oh yeah. you are not going to believe how good this tastes. You’re going to have to have two bowls it is so good !
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    Eat and Enjoy !
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    Tell all your Friends …..It’ll make their day !
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