Monday, June 19, 2006

Jubilence Soup

Jubilence Soup
aka Nigella Lawson's Happiness Soup's even brighter sister

18 ounces yellow squash (around two squash) diced
4 cloves of garlic sliced
1 boneless skinless chicken breast chopped
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon Madras Tamarind Hot Curry powder
a dash of cayenne (optional)
zest and juice of one small lemon
1/2 cup basmati rice
1/4 cup red lentils
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
4 cups chicken stock

1. dice squash and slice garlic
2. Sautee squash and garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes, add chicken and lemon zest and sautee another 3 minutes, until squash is tender
3. Add stock, lemon juice, curry powder, tumeric, lentils, rice, and dash of cayenne.
4. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes until rice and lentils are tender, make sure to stir so lentils do not burn on bottom.
5. serve.

And a nice creamy topping:

a quarter of a cucumber, finely diced
a dash of salt and pepper
1/4 a teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
3 tablespoons yogurt
2 teaspoons mint chopped (or go by your taste on mint)

1. mix all together and a dollop on soup
2. enjoy.

This was absolutely delicious and will be made again. so very yummy.


Rita said...

Jenn, you're killing me! it sounds AND tastes like such a delicious soup...and here I am eating factory made pot stickers (12 of them frozen in exactly the right amount of water and ice, and "cooked" over med heat for 15 min) from Sam's Club. ARG, anime style vein popping!!

Rita said...

i meant water and OIL!!! can't think and type at the same time because of dangerously low flavor appeal of said pot stickers.

Elizabeth said...

Man, just reading this is making me crave another delicious bite that was offered to me at work... I think I may go make it (as soon as our sink is fixed)....

Elizabeth said...

As oliver said once but edited to reflect that super awesome Jen is not a Sir.... "Please Jen, I want some more."