Sunday, 22 July 2012

Unphotogenic but delicious sopa de ajo

This is not an attractive plate of food. It's nourishing, comforting, quick to make, economical and absolutely delicious. But it sure isn't pretty.

It's this recipe from Dan Lepard for sopa de ajo (garlic soup). I used stale sourdough instead of making my own zopako (it was late on a week-night, not the right time to be baking) and a bottled grilled red pepper (it was late on a week-night, not the right time to be grilling my own peppers).

For such simple ingredients, pretty bland in themselves, it has an extraordinary depth of flavour and packs a very comforting punch.


I haven't contributed anything to Deb's Souper (soup, salad and sammie) Sunday in ages, so unfortunately I will break the drought with unpretty food SouperSundays  

13 comments:

Heather @girlichef.com said...

MMmmm...anything with the word 'ajo' in it is beautiful in my book. Pass me a bowl!

Gill the Painter said...

Hi Foodycat.
What a coincidence, I made the zopako as a sourdough a couple of days ago.

We should have got together and united our dishes.

Foodycat said...

Heather - that's one of my rules to live by too!

Gill - we should! Next time for sure.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

So, it might not win any beauty contests, but I can tell that it sure makes up for that in flavour. I would love to try this.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I am with Heather--there is great beauty in any garlic dish. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks delicious, great flavor and very hearty!

Pierce said...

i really like the looks of that bowl. I am definitely a soup person!

Joanne said...

Somehow the most unphotogenic foods always end up being the most delicious!

Choclette said...

Now this sounds really intersting - but no recipe to see what is in it.

grace said...

to all those celebrity chefs saying 'we eat first with our eyes!', i say 'pshaw.' if it tastes good, i'm gonna eat it, regardless of its appearance. :)

Bonnie said...

Ahhhh, this looks delicious!

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Simona said...

Very interesting soup. Thanks for the pointer. I am a big fan of Dan Lepard. The next time I have some suitable bread, I'll try the recipe.

Cinnamon Girl said...

This looks so good! Can't wait to make this!

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