When I read Phyllis Theroux’s wonderful memoir The Journal Keeper I became such a fan I got in touch with her. We discovered we had some mutual friends and began writing back and forth. When I got the idea for this blog I asked her for an easy recipe and she sent me “The Best Soup in the World.” All I can say is that I made it three times in one week. The ingredients are strange, but trust me, it’s delicious.
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
1 large potato, peeled and chopped
1 not too ripe banana
1 pint of chicken broth (I’ve also made it with vegetable broth which works)
1 cup cream or half & half
1 Tbs. butter
1 rounded Tbs. curry powder
Salt to taste
Simmer vegetables and fruit in broth in a three quart sauce pan covered until soft (about 12 minutes). Stir in butter, cream, curry and salt until hot, but not boiling. Puree in a blender, sprinkle with chives and serve hot or cold. (Serves 4-6)
I’m having a small soup party this weekend and just might try this along with a chicken noodle! It sounds so interesting —
Hi Elizabeth. Love this.
Banana, apple and curry = soup? I can’t wait to try it.