Kidney bean soup

Making beans takes time but we have to wait for every good thing, anyway. This red bean kidney soup has all the goodies one would need for a lovely meal.

As I most recently have a little time, I was browsing on the web yesterday. On the lookout for fresh, challenging tips, inspirational dishes that I have never tried before, to treat my family with. Looking for a while but could not come across any interesting things. Right before I wanted to give up on it, I came across this yummy and simple treat by chance. It looked so mouth-watering on its image, that called for fast actions.

It absolutely was easy to imagine just how it is made, its taste and how much my husband will probably love it. Mind you, it is quite easy to delight the man in terms of treats. Yes, I am a blessed one. Or possibly he is.Anyway, I visited the page: Suncakemom and simply followed the precise instuctions that had been accompanied by superb photos of the process. It really makes life much easier. I could imagine that it is a slight inconvenience to shoot photos down the middle of cooking in the kitchen as you usually have sticky hands so that i seriously appreciate the effort and time she placed in to build this post and recipe conveniently implemented.

With that said I am encouraged to present my personal formulas in a similar way. Many thanks the thought.

I had been tweaking the initial recipe create it for the taste of my loved ones. Need to mention it turned out a great outcome. They prized the flavour, the thickness and enjoyed getting a sweet such as this in the middle of a stressful week. They quite simply demanded lots more, more and more. So the next occasion I am not going to commit the same mistake. I am likely to double the volume to keep them happy.

There are more simple red bean soup recipe at SunCakeMom

Dry beans needs to be soaked well before cooking. Generally it needs at least 12 hours of soaking but instructions are on the packaging for the particular types. Rinse the beans before placing them into a pot. Fill the pot with water and then add a teaspoon of salt to the soaking water. Put the lid on as to avoid any unwelcomed guest dying into our next day meal.

Slice up the pork belly or the bacon then fry it on medium heat until it loses most of its fat content. We can skip this step and use any kind of cooking oil or lard instead of making one.

Add the diced onion on top with a teaspoon of salt. Saute the onion until it gets a translucent/glassy look then add the diced carrot too. If there is time we can also caramelize a bit the onion and the carrot here by lowering the heat and frying and stirring it until it gets a light brownish color. This would take around 15-25 minutes. It gives a scent of sweet taste to the soup and a thicker texture at the end so it’s definitely worth it.

Add the chopped up or sliced garlic, black pepper and parsley then saute it for a minute or so until the garlic lets out it’s lovely scent. Mind not to burn it though as that will ruin the dish.

Add the meat or the bone and mix it together with the onion as much as possible.

Add the beans, paprika or cajun and the optional ham, chorizo spinach leaves and the tomato. Mind not the fry the paprika as it burns quickly and can ruin the dish. When the beans were washed before being soaked then we can use the soaking water for cooking as well otherwise it’s better the rinse them before pouring it into the cooking pot. It’s a bit tricky to know the right amount of water at first try so draining the soaking water into a measuring jug to know what amount we are using could be a good idea. Less water is never a problem though as we can always add more to it. Too much water could ruin the soup in a second by making it too thin in texture and flavor.

Add the parsnip or the Hamburg parsley root or both to the soup if available.

Put the lid on and cook it on slow heat for about an hour. After 50 minutes check by tasting if the beans are tender enough or still too tough.

When the beans are soft but still have some hard bits that means that it’s soon going to be ready. Add the carrots then bring the water to boil. From the boiling point cook it for 10 more minutes.

Serve it with a teaspoon of creame fraiche, sour cream or plain natural yogurt.