European Peasant-Style Vegetable Soup Model

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 Quarts

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

This is a model for a soup, rather than a replica of something traditional. The list of ingredients is long, but you can use as few as three vegetables with good results.


Meats (choose one)

  • 4 confit Pekin duck thighs or 2 confit mullard duck thighs, meat pulled off the bone and coarsely chopped
  • ½ pound prosciutto end, cut into ½-inch dice</


Choose one of the meats and cook it in your fat of choice with the slow-cooking vegetables (except the beans, which, if you are using, are added along with the liquid) for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft and shiny. Add the liquid to cover and the dried beans (if using), nestle the bouquet garni in the middle of the pot, and simmer partially covered gently until the vegetables and