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A soup is a dish obtaining most of its flavor from a liquid created by extracting flavor from solids such as meat and vegetables.

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What is the name of this chicken soup dish?

I've been making this simple chicken soup dish for years. I learned it from my dad, who got it from my mother, and who knows how far back it went beyond that. But, I really don't know what its called. ...
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Boiling Beef Chorizo as part of a soup base?

I'm wondering about the results if I were to try boiling beef chorizo instead of frying it for use as part of a soup. (My girlfriend insists this is a recipe for disaster, so I'm asking for more ...
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Can boiling a soup too low result in less flavor?

I recently tried a new recipe which involved cooking vegetables at a lower temperature than I normally see. I had problems with the instructions from the start. The low setting on my stovetop didn't ...
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How much time does it take to boil salmon?

Most recipes for salmon soup say that you cook it in just 5-10 minutes. If that were beef or pork, I would boil it for hours. Then why do they say such a short period of time will work with fish? I ...
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Can I add uncooked noodles directly to soup?

Most noodle soup recipes that I see call for boiling and draining the noodles separately, then adding them to the broth already cooked. Is there any reason that I can't just add the dry noodles 10 ...
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Is there a way to handmake alphabet pasta?

Is there a way to handmake alphabet pasta? I want to make the small pasta the is shaped into letters that is sometimes used for alphabet soup for kids. It's usually about half a cm in length. And I ...
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Never ending soup; is it actually safe?

In the poor student or youth worker days it was popular to have never ending soup; a large pot on the stove that was topped up with new and leftover ingredients when available. Normally the pot was ...
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Should you add specific garden-fresh herbs to a stew at the beginning or the end?

There are several questions about when to add spices and herbs to soup, but this one is more specific. I'm making a stew that is to be thickened with roux. A soupy tomato based soup will be simmered ...
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How to reduce the intensity of garlic in a soup?

I made a soup, and put a lot of raw garlic in. It cooked in a slow cooker for about 8 hours. Now the soup is much too spicy and dominated by that raw garlic flavor. Is there anything I can put in the ...
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Can quinoa be used as a soup thickener?

The normal method for preparing quinoa is to boil water, drop the quinoa, wait until it "sprouts", then strain. My question is about the last part: the straining. Suppose you are making a soup (...
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Hot chicken soup takes hours to cool

I made a big pot of a very hot chicken soup. I put it in my small extra fridge at 11 PM, and it was still warm 9 hours later, at 8 AM. Do I need to throw it away?
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What is the perfect temperature for serving soup?

I have read reports that 400 degrees Celsius is too hot. I've read reports that 10 degrees Celsius is too low. Who am I to believe?
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How to separate meat from vegetables in a soup?

I love to make a nice chicken soup. I take some chicken legs, carrots, leak and celery, a few herbs and of course salt and pepper, and I just let it boil for like 4 hours. I then sift the soup to ...
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Is reusing bones for stock better than once cooking longer with more water?

I've heard about reusing bones for stock (eg. blog post even if the second time is a bit weaker flavor. My question is, if there is some advantage to this. Consider the following to scenarios: Fill ...
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Too much barley in vegetable soup

I added half a cup of barley to a vegetable (medley) soup and now the soup only tastes of barley. I made the stock from yesterday’s roast chicken. What can I add to counteract the floury taste?
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How can I stop my soups sticking to the bottom of the pot?

I like cooking soups, however often as not the lentils or oats stick to the bottom of the pot and start to burn. I like cooking my soups over several hours in a large pot. How can I avoid this?
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Slight discoloration after canning

Two days after canning my home recipe Lentil soup, I noticed that a slightly darker discoloration than the soup formed at the top of the jar. I test the jar lid for a good seal after processing and it ...
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How do you stop banana flower soup from tasting astringent?

I have made banana flower soup 3 times now. The first time it had a nice, unique warming/comforting flavour. The second time it was inedible. The third time it was almost inedible. The recipes I have ...
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Split pea soup won't soften. Any way to soften the peas without burning?

I am trying to make split pea soup. The first time I did it the peas softened just fine but the soup was scorched. I am trying again but at a lower heat, and the peas are refusing to soften. ...
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How to counteract sage (in a pumpkin soup)? [duplicate]

I prepared a pumpkin soup with the secondary ingredients being onions, ginger, garlic, cream, chilli, nutmeg, pumpkin seed oil, and sage. I accidentally added too much of the latter. I wish to ...
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Too much Rosemary

I put too much Rosemary spice in a pureed vegetable soup. Ingredients were onions, peppers, celery, ,cauliflower, vegetable broth, tamari and Rosemary and coconut milk. The Rosemary is too strong. ...
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Is there a good reason not to add crushed tomatoes to chicken soup?

Is there a good reason not to add crushed tomatoes to chicken soup? I am new at cooking soup, but I think tomatoes taste good and that's why I want to add them. But I've also had garlic bread just ...
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Beef Bourguignon Vs Daube Provencal

How does daube provencal differ from beef bourguignon?
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How can I reduce the pungent odor of split pea soup?

I love the soup, but hate how it makes my house smell.
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How long could a meat-based broth be held safely near 180F/82C?

This question is the flip-side of the commonly asked food temperature safety concerns. I'd like to know, if a meat-based soup stock (chicken/pork/beef/etc) were to be held constantly at a safe hot ...
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Clear soup with snow globe flakes

I've been searching for years to no avail for a clear cauliflower and blue cheese broth soup. It looks like those Snow Globes, the one's you shake. The cauliflower snows in the dish each mouthful. I ...
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How does gumbo spoil while still cooking?

I'm new to new to New Orleans style of cooking. I heard that gumbo spoils while still cooking. Is this true. I'm confused. Any answer would help.
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Film on top of my almost vegan potato / onion / parsley soup

I make this soup from a very simple recipe - except from a little butter, it's vegan: 1 yellow onion 1 garlic clove 2 medium potatoes 1 bunch of parsley with the stems removed 1 bouillon cube 1 1.2 ...
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How do I remove oil from soup? [duplicate]

Sometimes I want to avoid oil and oil-related food. How do I remove oil from soup?
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How do I “cool” down very spicy tortilla soup? [duplicate]

Thought the recipe asked for a full can of chipolte peppers, of course it was only one. was able to remove most but is still to spicy for company.
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Why is my pumpkin soup sour?

Whenever I make pumpkin soup I always find it to be way too sour and I end up adding a Tbsp of brown sugar to correct. Are Pumpkins naturally tart, or is there a reason why this is happening? Are ...
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What does soffritto do to minestrone?

I have read some recipes for minestrone where it calls for making a soffritto before adding water. What would happen if you omitted this step and just added raw onion, carrot and celery to the boiling ...
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Short term storage for fresh soup

I make and sell freshly made, plant based soups. (no dairy, oil or meat in them) I sell them in quart jars. I'm wondering if I hot water can them, will they last longer in the fridge, for my ...
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What is a good book about soup?

I really love soup, and mine always comes out pretty badly - once in a while I get a good one, but generally pretty disappointing. Can anyone recommend a good book for making soup? Not necessarily a ...
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Soup making - should I add extra water and boil off for flavour?

When making soup, my husband likes to add a lot of water then boil off for 30-45 mins to make it more concentrated. I prefer to add just enough water for consistentcy then gently simmer, thinking ...
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Will cooking chicken longer in soup make it less tough and stringy?

I tried a new chicken soup technique and am not quite thrilled with the results. The point of this technique was to achieve flavorful, tender chicken. Well, the broth is tasty but the chicken is kinda ...
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How to add missing garlic flavor to cooked soup

I forgot to add garlic at the beginning of a soup recipe. (I usually add it to hot olive oil and remove when slightly browned before adding any vegetables or meats.. it gives a great flavor which is ...
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what difference does slow cooking onions with/without broth make?

I'm reading recipes for slow cooker onion soup (and onion soup in general). There seems to be two camps- cook the onions with broth (~8 hours), cook the onions without broth (~6 hours) and add it in ...
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Is it possible to release the earthy citrus of a tomato in a soup without eating it?

I have this idea that maybe along with other ingredients for a savory Thai-inspired soup that I can boil whole tomatoes with it to balance the savory flavor with the earthy citrus that the tomatoes ...
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Ham and Pea Soup with whole dried peas instead of split peas?

I am making Ham and Split Pea Soup, however I only have whole dried peas. Will the shell on the whole pea make the soup more difficult to digest? Will the shell spoil the flavor? Or is it just adding ...
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How to put mushrooms in soup/stew without creating foam?

This is something that has happened to me twice now: I like making boxed Japanese curry, so I tried adding some sliced (fresh) shiitake mushrooms, because I like them. Before you actually add the ...
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What is the Purpose of Using Onions in (Almost) Every Soup Recipe?

Almost every soup recipe seems to call for sauteed onions. For instance, I'm looking up recipes for squash soup, and every single one calls for onions -- but every soup recipe I can think of uses ...
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Savoury summer soup recipe ideas [closed]

I often make a zucchini, lemon and sage soup (blended with a slow immersion blender) that we eat at room temperature (or lukewarm) during the summer, sometimes with a good white bread (such as a ...
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How to make my chicken noodle soup thicker?

Online chicken noodle soup recipes contain mostly the same things - chicken, noodles, stock, vegetables - and for the most part taste the same. However, they taste completely different from the soup ...
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Difference between soup and stew

What are the technical differences between a soup and a stew. Specifically, I've always had some confusion on the differentation of stew and soup. For the most part, you can tell the difference by ...
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Why put a stone in the soup?

I was surprised by the added stone in the soup of this question: "Also, for irony, a large (cleaned) stone is always left in the pot" What would be the reason for this? For the minerals in the ...
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Matza balls 'explode' at high altitude

We now live in the mountains at 8,500’ (2600 m) and I cannot make matza balls for chicken soup up here. They explode into dust in boiling water. Water boils at 190 F (88 °C) here, that's probably a ...
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Can I store a soup in my cast-iron in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours in the cast-iron pot?

Can I store a soup in my cast-iron pot for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator?
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Will eggs absorb flavor from cooking liquid?

Making scrambled eggs by boiling them seems all the rage these days. I tried it with mixed results; there seems to be a bit of a knack. I’d like to know, if I use a liquid other than water, like ...
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Broth or stock?

I’m in the finishing stage of making my tonkatsu soup base for ramen, and I’m very pleased with the results! But I’m wondering, is it a stock, or a broth? Stocks are made with bones, and broths are ...