For December he received a recipe for Spicy Beetroot and Coconut Soup with herby yoghurt from the BBC Food channel and some fresh lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves.
We just happened to be getting Full Circle Farm back last week and make sure to order some nice organic beets, shallots, and a cucumber. We had most of the other ingredients in the pantry.
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 500g/1lb 2oz ready cooked beetroot (not the kind prepared with vinegar), chopped
- 600ml/1 pint vegetable stock
- 400ml/14fl oz can coconut milk
- salt and freshly ground black pepperSo we used fresh beets - we weren't quite sure how many beets are in a can and I'm afraid we might have over estimated the amount.
The yogurt-cucumber mixture didn't do anything to enhance the taste – in fact it might have detracted from it. We didn't have any fresh mint so that might have made the difference. I think just the plain yogurt or maybe some sour cream would taste better.
So for January, Melody gave Tim some Heirloom Bhutan Red Rice and a recipe for stuffed zucchini...so we'll have to coordinate ingredients in the next food box!