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Papaya Soup    Veg  HT  CD SP  Tahitian  40mins


Serves 4-6     Hot  Cold  Vegetarian Vegan Soups  Starter  Dairy Wheat Gluten Free  Eggless Tahiti  French Polynesia  Oceania



1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
2 tbsp Grated Root Ginger 
Salt and Pepper

675g/1½lb Papaya, peeled, seeded and cubed
4 Mint Leaves
1.1L/40fl.oz. Water



1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onion in a pan and sauté until soft and transparent.  


2. Add the ginger and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes. 


3. Add the papaya cubes, mint, salt, pepper, and water, mix well and bring to the boil.  Cover and continue boiling for 20 minutes. 


4. Stir the soup to break up any large pieces of papaya. Serve hot or chilled.





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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.

Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


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