Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bila Fazolova Polevka (Navy Bean Soup)

October’s a good month for soup! And the Czech people love their soups, so we’ll be adding soup recipes all through October. Check out this tasty addition:

Bila Fazolova Polevka (Navy Bean Soup)
-8 oz navy beans
-1 cup milk
-5 cups water
-salt
-2 carrots - diced
-1 pinch sugar
-1 small onion - chopped
-1 pinch pepper -- black
-10 ounces potatoes - cubed
-1 pinch thyme
-1 ounce lard
-1 tablespoon vinegar
-3 tablespoons flour
-1 garlic clove - crushed

1. Soak beans for several hours in cold water without salt. Add water, carrots, onion and potatoes. Cook slowly until tender. Sieve or puree with blender or food processor.
2. Prepare a roux from flour and lard, dilute with milk, and add to soup. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
3. Flavor with salt, sugar, pepper, thyme, vinegar, garlic.

-Heather Tinley, Opera Colorado Marketing Coordinator

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