Thursday, February 23, 2012

Asian Style Soup

We just finished eating our lunch and it was so very yummy. Great for filling bellies and soothing the sick. And if you are sick, put in more garlic and ginger to nip it in the bud.

Asian Style Soup

1/2 of one onion chopped
1-2 ribs celery chopped
2 carrots cut into coins
1/2 a rutabaga chopped small
1 cup chopped leeks
3 cup chicken stock
1 tbsp seaweed
Salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic chopped fine
1 tbsp fresh ginger
1 tbsp olive oil
Soya sauce
Sesame oil
Green or red onion

Heat a fry pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Sauté the onion, celery and carrots for about 5 minutes adding water as needed to keep things from burning.

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Add in the rutabaga and cook another 2 minutes.

Asian soup

Next, put in the garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Pour in the stock. Add the yummy leeks and the seaweed. I chopped my ginger and put it in my large tea strainer thingy because the ginger was quite old and tough.

Asian soup

Add salt, pepper and soya sauce to taste. Bring to a boil then turn it down to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Ladle into bowls and top with green or red onion, parley and a few drops of sesame oil. Love sesame oil!

Asian soup

And to switch it up...
*Add some red pepper as a garnish.
*Use homemade stock.
*Add some chicken.
*Add some more Asian flavors.
*Squeeze of lemon or lime at the end.
*Some miso at the end.

Hope you try this very easy and nourishing soup and let me know how you like it. I've also linked to Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade. Stop over there for some great information and more recipes.
Also, linked to Sunday Night Soup Night over at Easy Natural Food.


  1. That looks so delicious!! I think that it's worth a try! Great job, girl!

  2. I LOVE this, especially the ginger in the tea strainer! I would never have thought of that. I'm trying it next weekend... you're going on the menu now!

    Found you through Fight Back Friday. Thanks! --Elizabeth

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! Glad you like it and I'm thrilled I'm on your menu. Love Fight Back Friay!

  3. I love Asian flavors, and this sounds so tasty!
    I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love you to come and post this recipe. Just stop by my blog on Sunday - the link will be up!

    I hope to see you there:)

    1. Thank-you for the invitation, Debbie. Sounds great!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe.