Saturday, August 04, 2012

Kohlrabi Soup

Today's breaking fast dinner was this simple homegrown kohlrabi soup. I am blessed with lots of kohlrabi this year. For many years in the past I've been trying to grow this delicate and delicious vegetable but was never succeed. Having lots of rain in the early spring has helped this vegetable to grow beautifully.
I cooked everything from this plant except for the root. I cut the leaf and the bulb into bite size.
 This year, I am growing two types of kohlrabi. They are the purple kohlrabi and the pale green kohlrabi. Both types are doing so well in the garden.
The secret to a nice bulb of kohlrabi lies in the watering. This plant requires lots of water to grow. I do not fertilize this plant and yet they came up nicely.

The recipe for this kohlrabi soup is pretty simple. All you need are:
5 kohlrabi with leaf
1 cube of chicken bouillon
8 cups of water(divide half)
3 pieces hot peppers
1 tablespoon of dried onion

In a big pot, boil 4 cups of water.
Slice the kohlrabi leaf into bite size.
Cut the bulb into bite size.
Add the kohlrabi into the boiling water.
Cook for 5 minutes on high heat.
Strain the water out. I like to remove the bitterness and the earthy taste from the leaf.
Add the remaining 4 cups of water into the pot.
Add hot peppers and onion.
Add chicken bouillon.
Let it boiled and then turn the stove off.
Serve hot or warm.

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