How to make soup

How to make a basic soup that you can adapt to the ingredients you have.

Points to remember:

  • Fry ingredients that need to be softened before simmering with stock (such as onions, garlic, spices) in enough oil until soft.
  • Add main vegetables and add enough hot stock just to cover them.
  • Bring to the boil then simmer until the veg is tender.
  • Blend as required, using a handblender or carefully pouring into a worktop blender. Season well.

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