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Your best spicy soup recipes please!

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WreckTheHalls Tue 25-Nov-14 19:33:18

Just made a really nice Caribbean chicken and root veg soup with a kick, and wondering if you have any other spicy soup recipes you could share?

Preferably not blended soups, as dont have a blender!

Thank you

mkmjimmy Tue 25-Nov-14 22:44:39

Just made spicy lamb soup but with lamb stock and no lamb and some potatoes. That's what I had in. It smells fantastic.

mkmjimmy Tue 25-Nov-14 22:45:40

And have you got the recipe for the chicken soup. I could do with trying something new!

rumbelina Tue 25-Nov-14 22:52:39

Yes, please share your recipe smile

WreckTheHalls Wed 26-Nov-14 09:04:46

Great, thank you!

The soup I made was a relative's recipe with a few adjustments:

Coat pieces of chicken (the traditional recipe uses legs and thighs, but I used 3 breasts cut into small chunks) in seasoning (can use salt and pepper only, or a Caribbean all purpose seasoning powder is nice) and brown in hot oil.

In a separate large pan, dice half an onion and 1 spring onion and sweat in oil. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and sweat for a minute or so more.

Add the browned chicken to the pan, plus some mixed dried herbs to your taste (I used about a dessert spoon).

Add chunks of root veg - I used potato, parsnip, swede, yam sweet potato, (cut larger chunks as it disintegrates!) but you could use any root veg or if you can get them, Caribbean/Afrcan root veg like cassava, dasheen, green plantain, eddoes.

Give the whole thing a big mix about in the pan, cover with chicken stock, lid on and bring to the boil, then turn the heat right down so its summering, lid on and let bubble for about 10 mins. At this stage, pop in a whole scotch bonnet pepper (dont cut it open!) , lid back on and simmer for another 20 mins or so. Add more stock or got water if it dries out at any point.

If you want dumplings, take it off the simmer five minutes early, pour into a casserole dish and pop your dumplings on top, then into a hot oven for 12-15 mins.

It was delicious....totally zapped my 'getting a cold' feeling, too grin

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