Malagasy lasopy is a much loved pureed vegetable soup. It is usually made with meat bones to add flavor and whatever vegetables are on hand. Any fresh vegetables will do, here are some common choices: carrots, tomatoes, green onions, green beans, turnips, leeks, and potatoes. Green beans and turnips seem to be in most of the recipes. Of course you could just use a vegetable stock if you wanted to make the soup totally vegetarian, the choice is yours. What makes it Malagasy is definitely serving it with the spicy condiment called sakay and a nice piece of French baguette. A simple recipe that is healthy and delicious.
Malagasy Lasopy (Pureed Vegetable Soup)
- 1/2 lb.. of beef or pork bones
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 1 turnip peeled and diced
- 2 green onions or leeks chopped
- 2 carrots peeled and sliced
- 1 1/2 cups of green beans cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 quarts water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the water in a large stock pot and add in all the ingredients
- Bring everything to a boil and then cover and reduce the heat to a simmer
- Once the vegetables are soft, remove the bones.
- Use an immersion blender to puree or carefully pour the vegetables and liquid into a blender doing it in batches if necessary.
- Serve with sakay and a French Baguette, serve warm