If any of your friends visit Budapest, get them to bring you a bag of real paprika powder. It's not hot but gives a lovely colour and taste to any goulash soup.
Soup with Hungarian Paprika
- Total time: 35 minutes
Root vegetables eg the £1.50 pack from Waitrose
including carrot, swede, onion, leek
Additional veg, eg one or twoJerusalem artichokes
a few mushrooms, a courgette or anything left from
a recent veg box
1 oz butter
1 dessertspoon flour
one stock cube dissolved in hot water
1 dessertspoon Hungarian paprika
- Chop up the veg, apart from the mushrooms, and sweat them in the butter until softening. Stir in the flour and paprika, to coat the veg. Cook a few minutes. Add the stock and as much hot water as you want to make the right amount of soup. Put in the finely sliced mushrooms and cook for 10-15 minutes until vegetables are soft.
- Serve immediately and keep any leftovers in the fridge to heat again next day.