choritzo and chickpea soup

img_00051What a day! I have been working hard today and waiting in for a Sky man to arrive who never did. Wilf went off this morning and had a mishap with his car, a wall and a bit of parking gone wrong. Not much damage to the car and none to himself so we cannot complain. However it has left him in a bit of a flat mood this evening.

I managed to over cook 4 meaty pork chops as I was working away, they have that leatherette look and texture so I may be trying to detach the meat and see if it is edible otherwise I am sure there are two willing doggy mouths who would be only too pleased if I burned the food everyday.

I am trying a chorizo and chickpea soup now but I don’t have any chorizo only some garlic sausage. I cooked it all up and now it’s simmering away so lets hope it works. Our friend Aura cooked this a couple of weeks ago and I am struggling to remember what went in it. She has gone off home overseas so I cannot ask her.

I soaked a bag of dried chickpeas overnight in lots of water and then rinsed them thoroughly.

a thin slice of a block of butter

3 crushed garlic

a diced onion

a stick of celery, chopped

a few ounces of garlic sausage

a tin of tomatoes

a few flakes of chili

two teaspoons of vegetable stock powder

half a pint of water

black pepper

Melt the butter, add the chopped onion and crushed garlic, fry for a few minutes and add the celery and sausage. Fry for a few minutes more then add the tomatoes, chickpeas, some grinds of pepper (I did 15) and a few chilli flakes.

I transferred it all to a saucepan and then added the stock powder and half a pint of water.

Check it and stir every 15 minutes, cover after an hour, simmer gently for another hour. Mash up some of the chickpeas with a potato masher, mix and serve with crusty bread (and butter).

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4 thoughts on “choritzo and chickpea soup

  1. Hi Paula
    I agree with your ethos, my children have grown and flown but it is very hard to make a good job of it.
    Thanks for the comment.
    Sam

  2. Wasn’t that great of Fiona! As you know I found your blog through a comment you made on her page. Since then I have been a regular reader and commenter. On her blog I have always just been Wendy as no other Wendy has commented. On yours I identified myself as Wales because that’s where you are and that’s how the name stayed.
    Best wishes,
    Wendy (Wales)

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