When I was little my mom always said that if I’d eat enough spinach I would become as strong as Popeye….duhuh!
Today I use the same ruse but then we have upgraded example to superhero level. Nowadays my kids get The Hulk Stoemp or Superman Soup. The first of course greener than green, the latter red (or did you expect a dash of yellow and blue in the soup?). Do you know what Stoemp is? It is a typical Belgian dish that consists of pureed or mashed potatoes, other vegetables and can also include other ingredients such as cream, cheese, bacon, spices…You can be very creative with it. For me it is a typical winter dish – pure comfort food.
When I saw the competition Carrefour is having right now, I couldn’t resist and send them this recipe.
If it makes the kids eat 5 veggies at a time I think it is worth a try sending it in and just see what a jury thinks of it.
You can also enter your favorite stoemp recipe via this link.
What’s at stake?
- your pride
- your stoemp recipe prepared by and sold at Carrefour (yep that’s correct YOUR recipe)
- free Carrefour shopping for a year
Not bad, no?
Just make sure you use seasonal and Belgian ingredients for your stoemp.
Now what makes this stoemp so special? I guess it get’s so yummie because I really take the time to let my veggies simmer, I don’t use dairy but good extra vergine olive oil and chicken stock and just enough spices. And the secret ingredient is a dash of spinach and kale soup. This is just the extra touch needed to get a tasty and creamy stoemp.
I hope you’ll like it too.
You can serve it with bacon, salmon, chorizo…
I am curious to get to know your favorite stoemp recipe? Do you eat it with fish, meat, eggs or just veggies?
Thank you for sharing!
- 180 gr fresh spinach
- 180 gr fresh shredded green cabbage or kale
- 120 r frozen peas
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 zucchini, cubed
- Olive oil
- 200 ml chicken stock
- 6 tbsp spinach soup
- a pinch of nutmeg
- pepper and salt for seasoning
- Start by steaming or cooking your potatoes.
- I prefer steaming because when you cook your potatoes you'll lose some taste.
- Heat a dash of olive oil and add the onion. Let this simmer for 2 minutes then add the zucchini and simmer for 8 minutes. Add the spinach, kale and peas and let this veggie mixture simmer for 3 more minutes while constantly stirring. Add half of the stock and nutmeg and let this mixture simmer for 5 more minutes.
- When your potatoes are cooked, mash them in a big bowl. Add the rest of the chicken stock and season with pepper and salt.
- Gently fold the potatoes into the veggie mix and let it simmer over a low heat for 5 more minutes. Season with pepper and salt.
- Serve with bacon, salmon, chorizo or sausages...whatever you like.