Friday, June 20, 2008

Good food and wine show

I went to the Good Food and Wine Show in Sydney today with a good friend of mine, Kaz. The highlight for me, (apart from spending time with my friend of course) was that we had tickets to see Gordon Ramsay in a cooking demonstration/show/thing ... he was very charismatic and entertaining.

I meant to get a show guide as I know from past shows that they have the recipes that the celebrity chefs cook in their shows. However, 1) we didn't see anywhere selling them, and 2) I then plain forgot.

Trusty ol' Google to the rescue, I found the recipe for the soup he did today. Apparently it is from his book called "Fast food".

Butter bean, chorizo & red onion soup
Serves 4

250 g chorizo sausage, skin removed
3 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and very finely sliced
few thyme sprigs
2 x 420g cans butter beans, drained and rinsed
sea salt and black pepper
squeeze of lemon juice
large handful of flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Chop the chorize into small bite-sized pieces. Put the kettle on to boil.

Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan and add the onions, garlic and thyme. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes then add the chorizo. Stir over a high heat for a few minutes until the oil has taken on a reddish-golden hue from the chorizo.

Tip in the butter beans and pour in just enough boiling water to cover them. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for about 10 minutes.

Season generously with salt and pepper and add a squeeze of lemon juice. Scatter over the chopped parsley and ladle the soup into warm bowls to serve.


Melody said...

Ooo Oooo I am *so* jealous you seeing Gordon in the flesh *swoon* Recipe sounds delightful. I have 2 of his books - love his recipes. Yum.

Fleat said...

Melody - I'll certainly be giving the recipe a go, and yes seeing Gordon in the flesh was very very good. :)