Black bean soup with cumin - brody
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:08:58 AM. Recipe ID 35694. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Black bean soup with cumin - brody
Categories: Vegetables, Celebrity, Soups, Stews, Chowders
Yield: 4 Servings
1 c Black beans; soaked
7 c Broth; (chicken, beef, or
1 tb Vegetable oil
1 lg Onion; minced (1 cup)
1 lg Clove garlic; minced
1/4 c Celery; diced
1/2 c Carrots; finely diced
3/4 ts Crushed cumin seed; or to
1/4 ts Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 ts Salt; if desired
1 Chopped hard-boiled egg or
The cumin gives this black bean soup a distinctive and, my tasters
said, appealing flavor. Preparation tip: For peak flavor, I use whole
toasted cumin seed crushed in a mortar with a pestle. You may also
use ground cumin. This soup freezes well (before the garnish is
added). ... This soup could also be used as the main dish of a light
meal, perhaps topped with a generous dollop of plain low-fat yogurt.
1. To soak the beans, place the washed beans in a bowl, cover them
with cold water, and let them soak overnight or for at least 8 hours.
_Or_ place the washed beans in a saucepan, add 4 cups water, bring
the beans to a boil, boil them for 2 minutes, turn off the heat, and
let the beans stand for 1 hour.
2. Drain the soaked beans, add the broth, bring the beans to a boil,
reduce the heat to low, and simmer the beans, partially covering the
pan, for 2 to 3 hours or until the beans are thoroughly cooked.
3. In a heavy skillet, heat the oil, add the onion and garlic, and
cook them, stirring, over a low heat, until they are transparent. Add
the celery and carrots and cook the mixture, stirring, for a few
minutes longer. Add the vegetables to the beans.
4. Season soup with cumin, pepper, and salt, if desired, and simmer
the soup for another 30 minutes.
5. Puree the soup in a blender, food processor, or food mill. Serve
the soup hot, garnished with chopped egg and minced scallions.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Posted by Kyosho Connick. Courtesy of Fred Peters, converted by
MC_Buster and Badams.
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