January King cabbage has a name that really suits it as it is synonymous with winter. The matter with the cabbage is that always comes big which is quite annoying when you have only 2 mouths to feed, so it is time to be creative for eating the whole cabbage at various time of the week. So the first and easy way to eat it is on a soup.
This time, I decided to add some red onions and swede in order to change the usual soup combination with potatoes. Exceptionally as well for this soup, I stirred fry the red onion, swede and carrots before adding the other ingredients and the water, and at that occasion, it plays a great role for the right balance in terms of flavours.
- PREPARATION: 15 minutes
- COOK: 30 minutes
What do you need?
- ¼ of January King cabbage
- 150 g of swede
- 2 carrots
- 1 red onion
- 500 ml of vegetable stock
How to make a January King cabbage, swede and carrots soup?
- Wash carefully the January King cabbage
- Start by pre-cooking the January King cabbage for 15 minutes in boiling water along with a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda
This step is optional, the bicarbonate soda helps to digest the cabbage
- Peel the onion and chop it
- Peel carrots and swede
- In a large pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and stir the chopped onion for 5 minutes at medium heat
- Add both chopped carrots and swede and stir them for an extra 5 minutes
- Then add the January King cabbage in pieces
- Add the 500 ml vegetable stock
- I usually used boiling water from the kettle for making the soup quicker
- Let everything cook at medium heat for 30 minutes
- Then mix everything together for having a smooth soup
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