Vegetable soup (rms titanic)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Butter
1 \N Finely chopped onion
1 cup Sliced carrots
1 cup Sliced celery
1 \N Potato, peeled and cubed
5 \N Cloves garlic, minced
1 \N Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
6 cups Chicken or vegetable stock
2 cups White kidney beans, drained
1 cup Corn kernels
1 cup Asparagus tips
2 cups Shredded Swiss chard or spinach
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste
\N \N Last Dinner on the Titanic
\N \N A Hyperion/Madison Press Book
\N \N New York. 1997

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery, carrot, potato, garlic oregano, thyme, and bay leaf. Cover and cook, stirring often, for ten minutes or until onion is transluscent.

Stir in stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.

Meanwhile, drain and rinse beans. Stir beans, corn, and asparagus into vegetable mixture. Cook for five minutes or until asparagus is bright green and tender. Stir in Swiss chard and season to taste with salt and pepper.

NOTE: Unlike the ritzier soups served in the two upper-class saloons, this soup is rustic and easy to prepare.

This was the scheduled White Star Line Sunday dinner (midday) for 14 April 1912. Although it was third class food, it appears pretty darned tasty to me.

Buy the book. It's a class act! MM Format by John Hartman Indianapolis, IN Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "John M. Hartman" <hartman@...> on Sep 21, 1998

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