This Culinary Tour de France would not be complete without a great soup. Trust me, I picked the right recipe…this Zucchini and Curry Soup is really good. By using hot curry powder, you can add an extra “zing” to it. I imagine having some of this soup on hand to help me warm up after a cold bike ride in the winter. It also doesn’t have a lot of added fat making it light yet filling.
Zucchini and Curry Soup
(Potage de Courgettes au Curry)
From: The Paris Cookbook
1 large onion, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut into thin half-moons
2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons curry powder or to taste (I used hot curry powder.)
Fine sea salt to taste
1 quart homemade vegetable stock
4 small zucchini (about 12 ounces total), rinsed and cut into thin rounds
In a stockpot, combine the onions, oil, curry powder, and a pinch of sea salt. Stir to coat the onions.
Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring, until the onions are sft, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the stock and zucchini and stir to blend.
Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, cover, and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
Process the liquid in a blender, food processor, or with a handheld immersion blender until emulsified into a smooth-textured mixture. (The soup may be prepared ahead of time up to this point. Cool and refrigerate.)
At serving time, reheat the soup, and serve it in warm shallow soup bowls.