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tippben
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Salad bolting? Reply with quote

Instead of composting, try this! My wife was dubious, but after tasting it, she was converted. Pick all the leaves from the bolting salad - lettuce, rocket, whatever, about a carrier bag full.

Pint of milk and a pint of stock, veg or chicken depending on your preference. Season and bring to the boil. Add your salad leaves. When they are wilted, make a beurre maniƩ (rub some butter and flour together), and add pinches gradually to thicken the soup. Simmer for 10 minutes, then blend it with a hand blender, or in your machine. When done, add grated parmesan, and a whisked egg yolk if you like it rich. Serve with crusty garlic bread.

This recipe can be adjusted as you see fit- sometimes I add an onion and some white wine. I even did an asian version with coconut milk and wasabi.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds delicious, time for lunch ! Lettuce soup is meant to be good for the nerves and insomnia I've heard ! So maybe a lunchtime nap will be in order !
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