Well with winter rapidly sneaking up on us and cold early mornings for weekend sports my plan is to have a soup ready to warm us up as soon as we get home. This one was a ripper. It is basic ingredients, really nothing fancy and quick to prepare. Eating this transports me back to my Nan Nan's house growing up, just good wholesome food that can't be beat. I made this on Friday night and to reheat I put back into the Thermomix bowl and warmed at 80deg for 10 minutes at Reverse Soft Speed. This is far better than trying to heat a large bowl in the microwave that will leave you with some hot soup and some cold. Serve it up with a fresh baguette, delicious! Eb x
- 4 chicken thighs – trimmed and diced
- 1 red onion halved
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 large celery stalk chopped
- 1 large carrot chopped
- ½ zucchini chopped
- 100g pearled barley
- 800g water
- 50g chicken stock paste (or vegetable stock paste)
Add celery to bowl and chop on Speed 5 for 1 second. SET ASIDE
Add carrot to bowl and chop on Speed 5 for 3 seconds. SET ASIDE
Add zucchini and chop on Speed 4 for 2 seconds. SET ASIDE
Add onion and garlic to bowl and chop on Speed 5 for 4 seconds.
Add vegetables into the onions and cook for 5 minutes at 100deg Reverse Soft Speed.
Add remaining ingredients and cook for 30 minutes at 100deg Reverse Soft Speed.