Warm and delicious are what you get from Basque cabbage soup. It is the recipe that everyone can make it, even for those who do not have clue about the recipe at all. Well, the recipe is straightforward with less complex instructions. As long as you have enough ingredients, the rest will be easy. Below section will show what you should prepare and do to make this soup.
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 1/2 chopped onion
- Water, 1-2 quartz
- Chicken bouillon granules, 4 teaspoons
- 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
- Head cabbage, chopped and cored
- Prepare crockpot and preheat the olive oil.
- Cook garlic and onion for five minutes. Make sure to make them look transparent.
- Add water, chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. Boil and stir them until mix perfectly.
- Put head cabbage then simmer them for 15 to 30 minutes
This Basque cabbage soup uses cabbage as the key ingredient. Check it before buying at store to get the fresh and clean cabbage. The amount of water depends on how much soup you will cook. Usually, 2 quartz are enough for family recipe. You may reduce if you need less liquid to create thicker soup. Some people like transparent soup, which more water is required. Salt and pepper are for the taste that you can add more or reduce less anytime for personal preference.
Based on cabbage soup ingredients, the taste relies on pepper and salt. If you like spicy food, add more pepper and chili powder. On contrary, salt will soothe the flavor that’s easy to blend with cabbage. Make sure to measure properly and do testing to ensure the right taste you want.
Besides basic ingredients, the recipe is free to custom or modifies to adjust your personal taste. For example, you can use chicken broth, not just granules. It creates strong taste while you do simmering. Another option is tomato sauce to make thicker soup. Those things are personal choice and you are free to add anything you want as long as it blends with the taste perfectly. The soup is suitable for supper before sleeping at night. You can enjoy eating with bread or fried potato.
Preparation takes 5 to 10 minutes. You may put more garlic or onion then extra olive oil. Simmering is the key step that determines soup’s taste and texture. As you know, cabbage is very soft and easy to melt in boiled water. Fifteen minutes seem enough to simmer basque cabbage soup.