Soup with a hint of Paprika

I have been away for a holiday over six days in Europe and really missed my soup making. We went to Prague in the Czech Republic, Vienna in Austria and Budapest in Hungary. What a brilliant trip! Everywhere we went we encountered Paprika. Smoked, Sweet and Hot. It seems to be a mainstay for them in their cuisine.

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So as soon as I arrived back home I dived into the fridge to have a sort out. What emerged was a basic mixture of vegetables, so this is what I came up with. A vegetable soup with a hint of paprika running through it, lovely.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 623 (156 calories per serving) 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil (olive oil will do)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 medium  onions chopped
  • 1 medium potato , chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • .5 leek chopped
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 splash of Worcester sauce
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika (hot or sweet to your taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 beef stockpots
  • Add hot water to (level 1 in the soupmaker the higher one)

Method

  • Put all ingredients in the soup maker and set to smooth
  • Alternatively put all of the ingredients into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minute’s or so, then blend when done until smooth.
  • For a thinner soup add more water, for a thicker soup add less water.

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