Did I just ruin this soup? Help please!
Finally got around to making this-
Spiced Carrot and Lentil Soup (from http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/20...)
2 tsp cumin seeds
pinch chilli flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
600g carrots , washed and coarsely grated (no need to peel)
140g split red lentils
1l hot vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
I thought I got all the amounts right, but at the end of the recipe it s says you can use a can of coconut milk instead. I took this to assume you could use the WHOLE can!! But apparently 125ml of milk is 4oz...not 15 like the can I used...
Did I ruin the soup? Any hope for salvage? It's cooking now and looks like water...
Well, you could strain and save the solids, put them back in the pot, and add vegetable stock and the proper amount of milk.
D'oh, I've totally done this!
If it's just way too soupy, all you need to do is to thicken and re-season. I'm with biondanonima in thinking you should add potato if you have it. If not, toss in any ol' root vegetable to bulk it up -- and to maintain the same lentil ratio, you'd need some more of those too. If it is still too thin, and especially if you don't have potato that you can have partially disintegrate to add body, you can always whisk in a corn starch slurry toward the end. It'll make the liquid thicker, which lends it substance and allows it to be spooned up more easily to avoid slurrrrrrps. Make sure you re-season, as adding liquid volume and new ingredients will likely mean you need to add more of the original seasoning.
Thanks CC - didn't get it in time, but sounds like a great add - I'll try it next time, when I've actually done the recipe correctly ;)
Btw in the end it tasted like baby poo...the spices were just too off and then I pureed it too much - should've left it a bit chunky. Went from watery to very thick to poo. Delicious. Thanks anyway everyone! :)