This Persian Summer Soup is filled with herbs, nuts and raisins and is delicious with grilled bread. Perfect on a hot summer day!
The soup is typically served with table cream, capers and avocado all mixed in just before eating in the proportions each individual prefers. Ajiaco is so heavy that it is usually considered a full meal. In Colombian cuisine, this is the most representative dish of Bogotá.
Aljotta is a hearthy, spicy fish soup that can be taken as a light meal, starter or a main course depending on portion size. This soup calls for the whole fish – head and tail included – in order to develop the best flavour possible. Because eating meat during Lent was not permitted, Aljotta was very popular during Lent.
Once you get comfortable with making this soup, you can go ahead and use any combination of greens and beans you want. For the greens, keep in mind that the majority should be spinach. If you don’t want to spend the time to prepare the dried beans, you can always used canned beans which takes a lot less time. If that is the case, add the beans near the end of the recipe so that they don’t overcook.
Asian soups are soups traditionally prepared and consumed in the cultures of Asia. Such soups are usually based solely on broths and lacking in dairy products such as milk or cream. Thickening for the soups usually consists of refined starches from corn or sweet potatoes.
Aush is a soup of Afghan origin and made with noodles along with an assortment of vegetables in a rich tomato based broth. It is usually topped with sour cream and dried mint leaves. The aush can be rightly called the Afghani form of minestrone soup. Kidney beans and chick peas are often added to it in order to make it heavier. Aush is usually enjoyed in the winter or autumn season when the temperature dips considerably.
This easy dessert only takes 5 minutes to make! But don’t be deceived by its simplicity – the taste is so wonderfully sweet and exotic that you might find it addictive! A great way to use up leftover bananas, this banana lychee pudding is really more of what they would call a “dessert soup” in Asia and depending on the weather can be served warm or cold.