Sunday, June 13, 2010

True Love

True Blood season premiere is tonight and I'm bloody excited! The old gang is back: Sookie, Bill, Eric, LaFayette, Sam, Tara, and my favorite Jason Stackhouse! In honor of this very vampy occasion I cooked up a batch of blood red soup. (see recipe below - fangs not included)

True Blood soup

2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 green onions (chopped)
1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 can coconut milk
3 beets (cubed)
1 large carrot (cubed)
1 celery stick (chopped)
5 red potatoes (cubed)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan saute green onions and garlic in olive oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, beets, carrot, celery, potatoes, parsley, basil, salt and pepper and continue to boil for 20-30 minutes or until beets are softened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add to blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with slices green onions and a dash of salt.

Note: This soup has a strong beet flavor so if you are not a fan of beets you can substitute 1-2 beets for 1-2 red potatoes.

Enjoy the show and your bowl of blood!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very creative way to celebrate! And your use of puns made me laugh :)