I used to be a huge fan of food blogger, Not Quite Nigella.
For a long time, I’d read every single post she’d write. I wanted to eat at almost every restaurant she reviewed and I wanted to cook or bake almost everything that she cooked or baked.
After awhile though, I started to get bit bored with her. She follows a certain blog formula that I guess most people find consistent, but that I find a bit dull. I deleted her from my Reader and I have to say that I haven’t missed her.
Today though, I decided it was time to revisit a recipe that she posted earlier in the year. I’d wanted to make it for awhile.
I’ve mentioned to a few people over the last couple of months that I wanted to make this soup. As no one displayed any form of enthusiasm for trying it, I was forced to test it out on husband today.
Although we all know that Ian loves interesting concoctions, I didn’t tell him what I was making until I was serving it – just in case he decided it was going to be too random, even for him.
NQN’s version looked like this:
Mine on the other hand, looked like this:
It tasted delicious but I simply could not get it to look visually appealing. The tomato and lettuce just kept sinking into the soup! I’m really not sure how she got hers to stay afloat.
It’s basically cheese soup with mince dolloped on top and then tomato and lettuce placed to each side. It kind of tasted like a creamier version of potato soup. I’ve never used Beerenberg products before but this recipe called for their hamburger relish and it’s delish! Apparently the jolly TV chef, Huey is the spokesperson for their brand.
Now, given how hideously unhealthy this soup is, it’s probably not something I’d make again in a hurry. But it was definitely a hit with the husband. He even forwarded the recipe on to all his geeky online friends. Success!