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Amaranth winter soup

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Serves 2

A simple soup with amaranth to make a change but many seeds would work or simple small pasta like fregola. It's nice and warming on a winter's night. And you can pretty much add in any ingredients lurking about to experiment.

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  • 250g amaranth (or fregola if you can’t find amaranth)
  • Half a fennel bulb
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 table spoons of double cream
  • 1 dessert spoon of mustard seeds
  • 1 chicken stock pot
  • A little vegetable bouillon stock powder
  • 500 ml of water
  • A little maizena flower
  • Olive oil
  • Smoked sea salt and black pepper


    1. Fry the thinly chopped onion in olive oil, then add in the fennel once the onion is transparent. Continue cooking for a few more minutes until the fennel is soft. Add in the mustard seeds and continue stirring. Boil the kettle. Add in a little bit of maizena flower to thicken the soup, stir thoroughly so the maizena is coating everything without making clumps. Pour in the water. Continue stirring and add in the chicken and vegetable stock pot/powder. Once all the elements are all melted and the browth doesn’t have clumps, add in the amaranth. Leave to cook for a good 20 minutes or until the amaranth is cooked. Add in the cream at the last minute and take off the heat whilst stirring to ensure the cream is mixed well. Season and serve with some nice buttered sourdough bread or cheese breadsticks.
    2. If you're not too keen on fennel, you could replace it with carrots.

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12th May, 2013
Thought this would be lovely what with the fennel and the cream, but it was the most disgusting thing I've come across for ages. Couldn't even eat it, my husband and I had to order a takeaway!
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