As it's winter time, and cold in many places of the world, I've chosen the first entry in our Redwall Cooking series to be none other than Hotroot Soup!
However, there is a major disclaimer here: I don't like shrimp. At all. So as a replacement ingredient, I chose chicken.
As I was cooking just for myself and the recipe serves two to four people, I halved the amounts of leeks, onion and potatoes required. Even though I did this, there was still more than enough vegetables in the dish - in fact, each bite contained more vegetables/meat than actual liquid.
I found the soup to be very tasty, although I think if you want it to be very spicy, you need to have a very heavy hand with the chili pepper. I put in slightly more than the recipe called for, and it wasn't very 'hot' at all.
In each feature, I'll reveal the cost breakdown for ingredients that I DIDN'T already have in my kitchen. If I've listed the cost of an item in one article, I won't be repeating it in another.
- White onion - $0.77
- Potatoes - $0.88/lb
- Leeks - $1.99/lb (or 1 leek for $0.16)
- Vegetable broth - $2.88
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