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Offline feejee

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Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« on: 17 September 2012, 01:34:46 PM »
My father-in-law has been giving away his rather overgrown courgettes/Marrows yesterday.  Ive got a couple, so thought i would try making soup from 1 of them, then stuff the other.

Ive just made it, and i have to say it tastes very nice.  I havent even added any cream to it yet, i think it would be tasty enough without to be honest. 

Nutrition Per Serving (aaprox):   Calories (kcal)   77, Carbohydrate (g) 6.0, Protein (g) 1.6, Fat (g) 5.3, Fibre (g) 1.0

Ingredients:
1 and a half garlic bulbs (or however much you have/like garlic). 
Olive oil
2 large white onions
1 large marrow ~ 500g flesh, peel the skin and scoop out the seeds.
2 OXO cubes, i used chicken ones cos thats what i had, but reckon vegetable would be just as good. 
1L water

Method:
Take the outer layer of the garlic off the bulb, but dont peel the cloves.  Place them in a small bowl (i used a ramekin) and cover with olive oil.  It is a fair bit of oil, but you can then bottle this up again afterwards and you have a nice garlic infused oil for future use.   Bake in the oven at 190C for about 10-15minutes to soften.
Chop up the onions and fry in a little oil in  a large saucepan. 
Peel, de-seed, and chop the marrow into cubes.
Once the onions are softened, (about the time it takes for the garlic to be done), add in the marrow, the garlic (you can drain the garlic on some paper towel to cool and remove excess oil before squeezing the garlic out its shell.  Make up about 1L stock, add in and cook for about 20-30minutes.  Once the marrow is soft, whizz it up.  Im not so technical with my cooking measures, so i tend to have a look and if it looks quite thick then add some more stock unless you prefer a thick soup - ive got 6 portions out of mine at least.  And for a bit of extra special-ness, you could always add in a bit of double cream!   
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Offline Idreamofchocolate

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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #1 on: 17 September 2012, 02:14:18 PM »
This sounds really lovely. I've got to be honest, I've never eaten marrow in my life, but would like to try this. Thanks for posting  :)
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #2 on: 17 September 2012, 02:23:57 PM »
Hi Feejee
 
That looks very interesting.  I've never roasted garlic in oil in the oven - usually I just cut the bulb in half across all the cloves, spray with oil, or brush with oil and roast.  I'm going to try your way.
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Offline feejee

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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #3 on: 17 September 2012, 02:39:00 PM »
I have to say the oil ive got leftover smells divine.  I can't wait to use it.

Ive not roasted garlic before, it certainly uses more oil this ways than your way Patti.   
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #4 on: 18 September 2012, 11:22:18 AM »
Use the garlic oil fast and maybe refrigerated it. There is a chance of botulism growing in it. I think the chances of problems are fairly low but worth pointing it out so you don't have problems.
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #5 on: 18 September 2012, 11:24:34 AM »
Ugh... on the other hand I've found recipes from well known chefs online for making infused oils, and all suggest warming the oil with the substances - however you then put it into a sterilsed bottle.
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #6 on: 18 September 2012, 11:33:59 AM »
Like I said it is really rare but can happen. Garlic is the worst for it but even then it isn't something that happens often. You really need to heat the oil to a silly high temp to kill botulism, the spores need about 100 c to kill off. It is far more likely if you don't cook the garlic. I just thought I'd point out that the oil should be used fast and not stored.
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #7 on: 18 September 2012, 12:02:52 PM »
Hmmmm better use it fast then!
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #8 on: 18 September 2012, 02:23:29 PM »
oh my, im not so keen on the garlic infused oil now!!

Im very pleased, even my carnivore husband enjoyed the soup last night.  I reckon im going to try out a runner bean soup next!  (can you tell the allotment has been over productive all in one go!). 
Type 2. Diagnosed Feb 2012.  On metformin 2 * 1000mg. Invokana (Canagliflozin) 100mg
hbA1c on diagnosis: 128 mmol/mol or 13.8%
6/12: 60 mmol/mol or 7.8%, 
10/12: 6.6%, 03/12: 6.5% Cholesterol: 4.16 (HDL:0.88, LDL: 2.6, 3G's: 1.56)
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6/13: 6.6%
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #9 on: 18 September 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
Never thought of using runner beans in a soup - let us know how it goes.
Patti


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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #10 on: 18 September 2012, 06:26:06 PM »
Ooooh - that sounds lovely - I imagine a lovely pale green and I'd fish out some of the gorgeous pink pulses before liquidising the rest, to garnish the top ..... bean puree?  - not sure!  LOL

Next year grow millions of courgette seeds and don't thin em out till they are in bloom, then used the flowers on the excess ones (or spare flowers on ones you are gonna keep) to batter with a v light (eg egg white and cornflour) batter and deep fry them.  Oh drool and dribble - they are delicious!
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #11 on: 18 September 2012, 07:40:13 PM »
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Next year grow millions of courgette seeds and don't thin em out till they are in bloom, then used the flowers on the excess ones (or spare flowers on ones you are gonna keep) to batter with a v light (eg egg white and cornflour) batter and deep fry them.  Oh drool and dribble - they are delicious!
At work they are growing courgettes in tubs in the courtyard.  I was looking longingly at the courgette flowers, but the door was locked  :(

Do you stuff them Sedge?  I can remember having them in France but I can't recall what they were stuffed with.
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #12 on: 18 September 2012, 08:40:21 PM »
My runner bean soup experiments have never gone well lol let us know how you get on. this garlic and marrow recipe sounds lovely! I dont have much time for cooking at the mo but I shall try this sometime!
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #13 on: 18 September 2012, 10:43:46 PM »
Unstuffed Patti, not had em stuffed but something cheesy? - reason I say that is in Crete we'd have (as starters) one Saganaki and one Zucchini flowers, don't recall if they have a special name as a dish? - anyway, we'd go halves and the crispy lightness goes well with the crunchy coated gooeyness of the cheese ......
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Re: Roast Garlic and Marrow Soup
« Reply #14 on: 18 September 2012, 11:34:44 PM »
Can't remember Sedge... will try googling it... love love love courgette flowers deep fried.

What is Saganaki?
Patti


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