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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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How to prepare a vegetable base using roasted squash for savory tomato-chunk soup

I am looking to prepare a roasted squash soup base/stock. I plan on pairing the meal with a stout beer tasting. How do i go from roasted squash and asparagus to having a flavor dense but low volume ...
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What ingredient(s) available in the UK would make a passable alternative to epazote?

I'm following a recipe for Sopa Azteca de Tortilla that calls for Epazote, which I haven't heard of before, let alone tasted (to my knowledge!). Wikipedia mentions: Raw, it has a resinous, ...
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Why refresh lentils before making lentil soup

I recently made lentil soup from a recipe that involved bringing the lentils to a boil and refreshing them before a more prolonged cooking together with the aromatics. The soup turned out great, but ...
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What is the best variety of rice or preparation of rice to use in soup?

I've made chicken rice soup several times in the past and I've always ran into an issue of the soup coming out too starchy/thick because of the rice. Or in the worst case scenario when I added too ...
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Fresh vs Frozen Broccoli for soup?

Is there a substantial difference in using fresh vs frozen broccoli when making Broccoli Cheese Soup? And if I do make the substitution, should I thaw it first or put it in frozen?
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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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Tsukemen ramen broth/soup

I have tried the Tsukemen type ramen a few times and I find it fascinating. I want to be able to make it myself. My questions is: How exactly is it made? Is it made by simply reducing other ramen ...
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What's the key to making thick soups?

I looove soups, but I mainly eat vegetables and I do not use any store-bought spice mixes or "stocks". I also do not eat dairy for other reasons. And I also do not fry things. I remember my grandma ...
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How do I use a Chinese spoon?

In Asian restaurants the soup comes with a flat-bottomed spoon. It seems awkward to use this spoon as one would a "western" spoon. Is there a special technique to using a Chinese Spoon? What is the ...
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Counter to bitterness in soup

My minestrone turned out too bitter. How can I counter it? The soup contains tomatoes, pasta, Savoy cabbage, celery, carrots, burnt sautéed garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Sugar seems to be ...
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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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Why does my minestrone soup end up with so little liquid?

I have been attempting to make minestrone soup recently and I find that by the time I finish cooking it, the "liquid to bits" ratio is not particularly good and there is not enough liquid to really ...
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How can I mask the flavor of frozen vegetables in soup?

Sometimes it is nice to just grab ingredients from the pantry / freezer and throw things into a pot for a quick "homemade" soup. Typically quick soups like this utilize a mixed bag of frozen ...
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What can I use to replace the tomato juice in gazpacho?

I'm trying to find cold alternatives to hot soup. A friend pointed me to gazpacho. I tried that, and we really liked it. However, I will be cooking for someone who does not eat cooked tomatoes (...
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Can I blend hot soup in a ninja? [closed]

I want to make broccoli cheddar soup tonight and it says to blend the stuff after you add the broccoli. I have a blender but it sucks and would rather use my ninja. Can I put hot liquids in this? How ...
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Can I use flour to make a carrot soup more thick?

I made a carrot soup without the use of a blender as described in previous question link. Which was to chop the carrots and onions really small. The problem is that the result is quite watery. In ...
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Substitute for celery in soup

I'm making this Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup recipe and I wanted to know what can I use as a substitute for celery because it'll be difficult to get it before tonight.
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Using Chicken Broth bones for chicken stock?

I am planning on using a whole chicken to make a batch of chicken broth, which as I understand is made using the meat as well as bones and vegetables and various seasonings. After that, I will take ...
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Why do you add sugar last when boiling soups?

When I read recipes involving boiling a soup/dessert and adding sugar, they often say to add the sugar towards the end of the boiling. Why is that? Are there consequences of adding sugar early?
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How to use Bones in Soups?

I have now a pile of chicken bones and I have heard they can be useful in making some food. How should I preserve them and where can I use them? Should I cut them into pieces and throw them into a new ...
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What is the modern alternative to sieving soup recipes?

In soup recipes of Elizabeth David's French Provincial Cooking, the reader is often instructed to sieve to puree food multiple times with increasingly finer mesh. I suspect that such a sieve is rare ...
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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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Any tips for degassing blended soup?

I find creamy soups and many other thicker liquids too fluffy for my liking after blending. I could do it the old fashioned way by forcing through a mill/sieve; must I? Any other tips to knocking out ...
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Can I freeze hot soup? [duplicate]

Can I put hot soup straight in to the freezer or should I let it cool? With my old frig I used to divide it into meal size portions and seal in freezer bags inside tupper ware containers. Now I ...
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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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How do I prepare fresh clams for clam chowder?

I regularly prepare New England-style clam chowder with all fresh ingredients except for canned clams which I use out of convenience. I have been feeling guilty of trying to pass my recipe off as "...
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Should I delay adding barley when making vegetable barley soup?

When adding barley to a soup (usually with some combination of vegetables), should I add the barley later than the rest of the ingredients?
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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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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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What should I use to produce the hotness of Hong Kong-style borscht?

I'm interested in attempting to make borscht similar to the type that gets sold in fast-food restaurants in Asia (or at least Hong Kong). I've found several recipes online, so the basic process seems ...
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How to gauge orzo's change in volume from dry to cooked for a soup?

I am working on a scratch chicken, vegetable orzo soup. I'm not following any particular recipe, just shooting from the hip. I usually come up with a good meal but the problem I always run into though ...
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Is pouring hot stock into a blender safe?

I have a "ThermoResist Glass Blender" attached to a mixer. It is supposed to be safe for blending hot liquids. I'm rather new at this and I'm not sure about how is it supposed to be used and how hot ...
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I accidentally boiled away most of my soup, what can I do to recover it?

I wanted to reheat my chicken tortilla soup and walked away and forgot about it. When I went back to the stove very little liquid was left in the pot, it was practically all boiled away. I used a ...
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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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How to get frozen soup to not be chunky?

I usually do this simple soup. Not sure if the ingredients are relevant here, so I might as well enumerate them: potato, onion, courgette, leek, squash and carrot. Once those have cooked, I then ...
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How to keep wild turkey meat moist

What some effective techniques to ensure that wild turkey legs, wings, thighs stay moist when cooking them off for soup?
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Can I RE-freeze chicken soup after it has thawed?

Can I RE-freeze chicken soup after it has been thawed and heated?
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Selecting [corn] for Pozole?

I have between 7pm tonight and 5pm tomorrow to make a pozole. Specifically, it will be a red pozole styled chili, using a rubbed and smoked seitan 'meat' to sub for pork. The dish will be vegan. What ...
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Difference between demi-glace and beef stock. Can I use a demi-glace instead of a beef stock?

Making of demi-glace is well defined for me as a product of veal bones and vegetables reduced to gelly concentrate in temperature 5-10C. Here is my demi-glace which I refer to: Beef stock, on the ...
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I saved the geletinious material from roasting the turkey. Is this appropriate for use in turkey soup?

I saved the gelatinous material from roasting a turkey. Is it appropriate to use this when making turkey soup?
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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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Fixing a beef broth with too much celery seed

I cooked a large crock pot of beef bone broth. I didn't have any veggies so I used garlic salt, onion powder, celery seed and bay leaves with my beef bones and about 4 quarts of water. I didn't ...
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How much fresh lovage in soup?

My friend just gave me two lovage leaves and I am planning on making chicken soup (from bouillon crystals) with it. My question is how much lovage should I put in? Also should I leave them whole, chop ...
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How to add flavor to potato soup (using minimally processed ingredients)? [closed]

I've made my first potato soup and it has no taste. Just to get an idea this is how I made it: chopped and onion and a carrot and place them with some oil to fry. After the onion got brown, I added ...
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How to a prevent spoon from falling into soup?

When preparing a soup, the spoon which I use to stir the soup with, often falls in. Is there any way to prevent the spoon from falling into the soup?
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Clear cauliflower and blue cheese soup - how to get it clear

I am trying to recreate a Cauliflower and Blue Cheese soup I had many years ago (at a ski resort - the private chef wouldn't tell/sell me the secret recipe). All the recipes I have tried end up being ...
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How can I make the most of this stewing hen?

For the longest time, I've been keeping my eyes open for a stewing hen. I make very good Chicken and Dumplings, and I've always heard that I could make it really great if I could just get my hands on ...
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How to fix the protein content of my minestrone?

I love minestrone, but am concerned that it doesn't contain enough protein. It usually contains pasta, tomato, zucchini, savoy cabbage, carrots and garlic. What could I add to enhance the protein ...
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Help with a chili recipe: need help on fruit/sweet selection

Follow up to Bean Selection I am planning on making a new chili using grilled venison, Great Lakes Black Out Stout, and roasted corn. There was a sister thread to this about deciding on a bean. Thanks ...
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Replace cornflour in soup

I used to add cornflour in my chicken sweetcorn soup or chicken and noodle soup for a thicker consistency. But then I stopped using it completely after watching some show on TV that recommended not ...

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