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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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Reverse-Engineering Trader Joe's Garden Vegetable Soup

I'm trying to reverse-engineer Trader Joe's garden vegetable soup. I have the full ingredients list and the nutrition facts. However, I don't know what ratios to use (the recipe itself is very simple) ...
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Substitutes for beer… in beer cheese soup

Sounds odd I know, but some preservatives in beer can be an allergen... I found a beer cheese soup that I really really enjoyed. My question is, are there non-beer substitutes for "dark" ...
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Measurement of water

I've been making chicken soup for decades, but today I'm in a little bind. I have two large enough chicken thighs with bone in. How much water and broth should I use?
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What is the best way to turn soup into stew without using flour?

I was hoping to make stew, but I made soup by forgetting to add thickener--my intended thickener was keto flour because, due to an autoimmune disease, I cannot have wheat or corn or potatoes. I was ...
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Substitutes for Italian sausage

I have a recipe for an Italian sausage, sweet potato and kale soup and I don't have the sausage. Can I use chicken and turkey meat or are there seasonings I can to replace the flavor? How much of the ...
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Leaving the ladle in the soup considered harmful?

There's this belief in my family that leaving the ladle in the soup is bad, but nobody actually seem to know why it would be bad; it's really just a persistent piece of family lore. I never really ...
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My chicken soup always ends up with bones

I'm an avid crock pot-ter. My favorite recipe by far is my dad's famous chicken soup. It calls for bone-in chicken. I usually use drumsticks because that is what my dad uses, but I ALWAYS end up with ...
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How do you properly soak and cook barley?

I am going to be making a beef barley soup and need to soak the pearl barley overnight. There are no directions on the back of the package and so I am unclear on what to do. There is a recipe for a ...
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Carrot soup and avoiding the use of a blender?

Most recipes for carrot soup I encounter require a final stage of blending/whizzing to get the creamy texture. Eg: recipe1 recipe2 recipe3 Can the blender/whizzer be avoided? How must the recipes ...
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If I am blending parsley for soup, can I use the parsley whole or should I still remove the stems?

I am making my Grandma's parsley soup - it's chicken stock, onions, potatoes, garlic and parsley. Since the whole combination is blended, can I use the parsley stems or might not removing them have an ...
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Can I approximate stock using gelatin, MSG and water?

From looking at different sources about stocks and broths, I understood that the main goal of simmering the bones for a long time is to extract as much gelatin and glutamate as we can from them. So I ...
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How to reduce smokey BBQ liquid flavor in a Mexican soup

I have Mexican soup with BBQ smokey sauce, but the flavor of it is to intense. I am trying to reduce the intensity, but I don't want to add more tomatoes. Is there a way?
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Where did my fennel go?

I made tomato soup based on Adam Ragusea's recent video. It's a simple reciple: Chop a medium-large onion, shave a bulb of fennel and toss both into a stick of butter with some freshly ground black ...
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How/Why Does Broth Burn?

When simmering a basic chicken or beef broth (bones/meat/onion/carrot/spices) the result generally improves with time until, often, after a long time (on the order of 12-24 hours) the broth and solids ...
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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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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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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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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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Cream of Tomato with garlic + cilantro stalks aroma

I've been trying to crack this Cream of Tomato recipe for many decades now that is served in almost all Indian five star hotels and professionally managed kitchens. At the end when it's served, it has ...
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What are common techniques for adding eggs to soup?

I have seen different techniques for adding eggs to soups. They seem to be a polarizing topic - I have known people to find the sight of "raggy" soup disgusting, and I have family members who won't ...
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trying to rescue bland chicken soup that is already quite thick

how do you save a bland chicken soup that's already quite thick? i made a chicken/leek/rice soup last night that has a nice thick texture but it's bland -- i definitely didn't use enough salt in the ...
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Keeping noodles from absorbing all the soup

I cook in the summer for a week for about 30 people,and we serve buffet-style over the course of about an hour. This summer, my plan is to make lemon chicken orzo soup for one of the meals. However, I'...
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Can I make a neverending Soup in an instantpot?

I'm a truck driver, and I have a minifridge, a microwave, an Instant pot, and an electric water kettle on the truck with me. I've been experimenting with various ideas on how to best feed myself. So ...
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Can you partially cook soup/stew and finish cooking it later?

I’m going on a camping trip, and I am going to make soup for one meal. I don’t have much time to make the soup that day. I’m thinking I could partially cook the soup in advance, and then cook it for ...
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Making tomato mix thicker without surge in calories

I got on trying to eating more healthy and as a part of that, I take a few tomatoes, cucumber and garlic and blend that into a sort of a drink. It's far more convenient and quick to smash a bunch of ...
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In what recipes can I use a thick coconut milk kefir? [closed]

Kefir has been a big part of my life since childhood because it's a staple item in my birth country and commonly consummed in my house growing up. So when I found out I can make it home with relative ...
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Made a ginger carrot soup with coconut milk but accidentally made it too salty, how do i fix it?

I made a ginger carrot soup with coconut milk but accidentally made it too salty, how do i fix it? From some google searches - one said to put raw potatoes to absorb the salt. I am not sure if that ...
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How to reduce/remove smell when cooking salmon fin soup?

I usually use simple recipes for salmon fin soup (tomato soup + salmon fin with some seasoning mostly). It tastes good but the smell of salmon fin is not. What should I do to reduce or remove the ...
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A stock question for British catering professionals

When I was a child in the 1960s, we had a Co-operative restaurant that served the most incredible home-made broth. A few years ago, I visited a cafe, and their home-made soup tasted almost identical. ...
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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 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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Frozen beef barley soup , adding more ingredients and re-freezing [duplicate]

Frozen beef barley soup. Can I add more ingredients to thawed soup and safely re-freeze
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Soup has a floral taste

Why does my home made Split pea & ham hock soup have a floral taste--I used fresh onions, carrots, Celery, Bay leaf, Vegetable Broth and pepper
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Soup 'fork' source

So, this is more a question about food etiquette/trivia than cooking, but this community seemed to be the closest fit. Is there a specialized fork-like utensil that was used for soup in western high-...
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What are the easy ways to skim off the scum and fat from soup & stocks?

What are the easy ways to skim off the scum and fat from soup & stocks?
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How to use rehydrated Kombu after making Dashi?

To prepare a Miso Soup the first step is the preparation of the Dashi. The Dashi will most certainly contain Kombu. Can the rehydrated Kombu be used in the Miso? What kind of preparation does the ...
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Is there a way to tone down the flavor of celery in an Oyster Mushroom Chowder?

I just created an oyster mushroom chowder with a cashew-cream base for my vegetarian wife who can't do dairy. It turned out OK, but I overdid the celery and it tested strongly like cream of celery ...
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How to make my chicken taste more tender?

I have been trying out Korean Ginseng Soup recipe but the chicken meat usually turns out dry. Is this to do with the heat and the time taken to cook? I use an induction cooker for all my dishes. ...
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Cook chickpeas directly in soup?

I just started cooking dried chickpeas in my pressure cooker. It made me wonder... I have some soup recipes that I make in my IP that call for canned chick peas. At first I was subbing in my cooked ...
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Mixing vegetables in a blender (e.g. for soup) - does the percentage of fiber decline?

Imagine you have some food (e.g. 100g of mushrooms) and you mix them to a soup. To what degree the percentage of (insoluble) fiber is affected? I don't mean the question "raw" vs. "cooked", just the ...
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How to keep seasonings from separating in soup

I’m cooking soup that consists of chicken broth, water, creme, butter, and puréed vegetables. When we add the seasonings (sage, creole, etc), after a while the seasonings all float to the top. I was ...
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What is the best substitute for sherry vinegar?

I want to make an Ajo Blanco soup and one of the ingredients is sherry vinegar, but where I live I didn't find it to buy it. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I have never tasted sherry vinegar, so I have ...
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What exactly is a chowder?

Are there other names which mean essentially the same thing. If there is a univeral process that goes into the making of a chowder that distinguishes a chowder, what is it? Are there some sorts of ...
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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's a gluten free alternative to farro?

I am looking for a safe gluten free alternative to farro for a Greek chicken soup recipe. Perhaps a wild rice?
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Why blend soup in blender if you can use a stick blender?

if a recipe calls for soup to be put in a blender can I just use a stick blender? Or Is there some difference that makes it better in a regular blender?
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How to prevent dry chicken in soup?

I made chicken and vegetable soup the other day using standard ingredients (small cubes of chicken breasts, onions, carrots, celery, leeks, garlic, and stock). I sauteed the veggies in butter and ...
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How to Everything Soup / Anything Soup / Build It Yourself Soup / Stone Soup

Saute onions, fresh garlic, in the pot using 1 tbsp olive oil. • For every cup of chopped veggies, use approximately 2 cups broth [or water be used for a cheap imitation?] • For every 2 cups broth, ...
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How to cook Parmesan Cheese into a broth without making globs?

I've been trying to cook this recipe recently, but I keep running into a problem with the parmesan cheese. Basically the last step is to mix the cheese into the chicken broth. When I do this, it ...
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Why does a vegetable soup turn sour?

I made a vegetable soup with peas, onion, garlic, potatoes, celery, cubed chicken stock, salt, and olive oil. I put it in two containers, one open and the other airtight, and in the fridge. After 6 ...

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