Our friend the Geeky Chef has once again decided to do a Zelda recipe. This time it’s the popular potion from The Wind Waker is made with a grandmother’s love: elixir soup.
Keep reading to discover how to make this soup for yourself.Just to start off, here’s a little history about the Geeky Chef. True to the name, the Geeky Chef takes foods from video games, book series, movies, TV series, and other “geeky” things and creates recipes so that you can make them yourself. There are several delicious projects from the Zelda series, Doctor Who, Star Trek, World of Warcraft, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and several other well-known series. If these things interest you, you should probably head over to the website and check out all the cool recipes.
This recipe recreates the extremely useful elixir potion from The Wind Waker. In the game this potion would restore all life energy, magic power, and give Link a useful double damage ability. Not to mention that your kind grandmother would give you two servings. In recreating this potion, the Geeky Chef decided that it would not only taste good, but be good for you as well. It is full of vitamin C and contains other useful ingredients so that you can use this as a geeky substitute for plain chicken stew. Here’s how to do it:
1lb Yellow Squash, chopped
6 tbsp Butter
2 Turnips, peeled and chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
1/4 Cup Cauliflower, chopped
1 medium Yellow Onion, chopped
4 tbs. Lemon Juice
4 Cups Chicken Broth (or Veggie Broth if vegetarian)
3 Garlic Cloves, minced or chopped fine
1 Yellow Chile, de-seeded and chopped (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Chives or Green Onions, chopped fine
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat, cook the yellow onion and garlic until softened, around 8-10 minutes. Add the squash, carrots, cauliflower, turnip, lemon juice, chile (if using) and half of the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, then simmer, until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 10 minutes or until soup won’t burn you. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth (be careful with hot liquids) and transfer to the cleaned or a new pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low until you serve, adding more broth until desired consistency. Put in your serving vessel (preferably a corked glass bottle) and add the copped chives or green onions to the surface of the soup for garnish. Drink it with a smile!
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