March 29, 2017 Leave a comment
I don’t use buzzwords without a good reason. Yes, this soup is gluten-free because I didn’t use flour to thicken. It’s a new trend I’m on and so far it’s been a success. Wait until I give you the recipe for home-made scalloped potatoes. First off, here is the link to the original recipe.
It’s really good, but what surprised me at first was the addition of cream, and a heavy cream at that. Yes, it will have more calories or and fat, but do you understand the process manufactures’ put whole food through to make it ‘healthy’? When they take out fat, they add sodium; fat is what gives some food it’s taste. Next time you see something that should have fat but doesn’t, think about what they’ve put in to make it palatable. Especially dairy, but I’m going off topic here . . .
Here is my take on the same recipe. Everything is the same with the exception of one ingredient (okay two; I added potatoes) – instead of corn starch, use potato starch. *maniacal laugh*
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
8 oz (250 mL) cooked chopped turkey
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup (250 mL) diced carrot
1 cup (250 mL) diced celery
1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas
1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
1 tsp (5 mL) dried marjoram
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
2 cups diced potatoes
2 1/4 cups (560 mL) chicken stock
2 tbsp (30 mL) potato starch
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 35 % cream
Heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add turkey, onions, carrots and celery; cook for 3 to 5 min or until onion is softened. Add peas, seasonings and chicken stock; bring to boil, cover and simmer for 15 min.
Mix potato starch in 1/4 cup (60 mL) of cream until mixture is smooth. Start with one tbsp at a time and be careful as it will thicken up quickly. Add the mixture to soup with remaining cream. Bring to boil, stirring continuously until mixture has thickened.
**I added the diced potato with the rest of the veggies but they were still kind of hard when the soup was complete even after cooking for the specific amount of time. I will cook them a bit next time and then add them to the recipe.**