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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 18:13:28 (permalink)
I love making soup.
I made a big pot of sweet and sour meatless cabbage soup the other night.  First night ate it as is, second night with left over pot roast along with the carrots and potatoes mixed in.
 
Soup is so forgiving!
 
 
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 18:14:50 (permalink)
Brad, you should not boil your soup.
 
No one should boil their soup!  Simmer, simmer, simmer!
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 18:25:07 (permalink)
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I gave making beer cheese soup a try for the first time yesterday and it turned out to be a bad/good thing.  The cheese didn't melt into the broth as I expected but rather became a gummy, gooey mess that looks like something the dog yacked up (and I'm going to get a workout scrubbing the bottom of the pot), but I strained the liquid and thickened it with a little flour, and it actually tastes pretty good.

Next time make a roux in the pot first.  Then continue with the stock, beer, cream.  Off the heat, stir in the cheese.  It will be nice and smooth.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 18:40:30 (permalink)
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I love making soup.
I made a big pot of sweet and sour meatless cabbage soup the other night.  First night ate it as is, second night with left over pot roast along with the carrots and potatoes mixed in.

Soup is so forgiving!



NOT a big fan of soup as a meal and in fact not fond of soups in general but I will eat THIS..........  (The Wife made a huge pot of it today as she was making the pot roast) 
Red Bean soup with ham hocks.
 

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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 19:20:00 (permalink)
Pass me a big bowl of that bean soup!  It's funny, I never liked bean soups when I was growing up but now they're among my favorites.  Mrs. Chicken, however, maintains her childhood disdain for them.
 
Thanks, Lisa, I'll keep that in mind for next time.  I was sort of following an amalgam of recipes I'd read online and it might not've helped that some of the cheeses I used were soft and somewhat wet (provolone and curds to name 2).
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 19:33:21 (permalink)
After Screaming Chicken gets his bowl I want one!  Yikes!  That sure looks good.
About the cheese......stay away from wet cheeses, they don't melt well.  I would stick to sharp cheddars (not white) and perhaps some gruyere.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/09 20:43:25 (permalink)
Love soup for supper or lunch....
 
Homemade Favorites
Vegetable beef
beef barley mushroom, I love it, my wife hates barley, so don't get this one much.
split pea with ham
Navy bean with ham
homemade chicken noodle; I mean with the thick noodles; Reames from the freezer case are easy to use and taste just like homemade.
Lentil
Chicken tortilla soup
My wife makes a great light tortellini soup from Cooking Light magazine.
Made some stuffed pepper soup a couple years ago that was great; same for cabbage roll soup...
 
For soups I've had in restaurants...
The creamy tomato soup served at Panera is excellent.
French onion can be good, as long as it's not totally covered in greasy cheese, just a light touch with the cheese, please.  Heresy, for some of you, I know, including my wife, who can't get enough cheese.
I enjoy hot and sour soup, but it's been so long since I found a good Chinese place that makes it worthwhile...most of them are pretty bad now.
Matzo Ball soup can be outstanding from a good deli.
There used to be a Polish place in Chicago that made a great dill pickle soup, too.  Very unique.  Haven't been there in years, however, and can't remember the name; I just know it was around Cicero someplace.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 01:25:47 (permalink)
Tom Ka Gai! 
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 06:00:11 (permalink)
Hi Pancho we usually stay at Southern Most or Casa Marina and we hang out at Louie's back yard and Half Shell on Front street.  Have you ever eaten at Seven Fish on Olivia St?  It is one of our favorites.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 06:08:44 (permalink)
We usually stay at Southern Most or Casa Marina and we like to hang out at Half Shell or Louie's backyard.  Have you ever eaten at the Seven Fish on Olivia St?  It is one of our favorites.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 07:54:09 (permalink)
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We usually stay at Southern Most or Casa Marina and we like to hang out at Half Shell or Louie's backyard.  Have you ever eaten at the Seven Fish on Olivia St?  It is one of our favorites.
I don't recall Seven Fish, not sure if it was there in the 70's, and I did not know of it last trip three years ago. I lived at 1433 Reynolds St. which was almost across from the Casa Marina. It was still being remodeled back then, but they had a cool bar called the Bird Cage that was open. Louie's and the Half Shell were around and I went to the latter all the time...one time I was snorkeling off the pier at Louie's and some guy in a yacht yelled at me and told me to come aboard....just happened to be Jimmy Buffett.
   Since this is a soup thread I will also say that Conch chowder is almost in the top 10 of favorites. I used to live on all varieties of conch preparations...I would kill for a fritter about now.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 09:04:51 (permalink)
I discovered Peruvian chicken soup recently - addition of lots of cilantro and a spicy pepper pureed with some chicken broth. It's green but delicious! 
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 09:27:37 (permalink)
I do enjoy a good bowl of soup, particularly when the weather gets truly crappy like now. Split pea soup comes immediately to mind, followed by potato leek and beef vegetable. Hard to find but a bowl of menudo is also a favorite and who can pass up a bowl of Pho?
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 09:56:07 (permalink)
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I do enjoy a good bowl of soup, particularly when the weather gets truly crappy like now. Split pea soup comes immediately to mind, followed by potato leek and beef vegetable. Hard to find but a bowl of menudo is also a favorite and who can pass up a bowl of Pho?
We have a lot of Mexican groceries/restaurants (mercados) that sell menudo on weekends...we are talking HUGE bowls here and loaded with tripe. Supposed to be great for a hangover. I also really like pozole with lots of the big hominy. Hard to believe that menudo is hard to find in Austin.

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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 10:05:48 (permalink)
<<Today I made Grah i Kupus.........Serbian sauerkraut and bean soup.
 
A couple of Polish Deli's around here sell the Polish equivalent of that, called Bigos (Bee-gos) or Hunter's Stew. In fact I have a quart of it in my freezer right now. Looks the same, except they tend to use Lima Beans and always Kielbasy. One of my favorite Cold weather soups.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 10:40:49 (permalink)
Yes Pancho you would think that with all the Mexican and Tex-Mex places that abound here it wouldn't be that difficult but the way the restaurant business is these days, places come and go so quickly that one day they are there and the next there is something else in it's place. There are a few good ones and I will travel the distance for a good bowl. I found a place in Jarrel that sells the white menudo which I have not had since San Diego.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 10:49:36 (permalink)
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<<Today I made Grah i Kupus.........Serbian sauerkraut and bean soup.

A couple of Polish Deli's around here sell the Polish equivalent of that, called Bigos (Bee-gos) or Hunter's Stew. In fact I have a quart of it in my freezer right now. Looks the same, except they tend to use Lima Beans and always Kielbasy. One of my favorite Cold weather soups.

I used Roman beans.........that's the way my father made it.  MH never had it before and he loved it.  There's some left for lunch today. 

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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 11:21:24 (permalink)
I also share Turtle66's affection for that great Thai soup, Tom Ka Gai.
Also, I have recently discovered an addictive fondness for the "Broccoli Cheddar" soup served at the Panera Bread restaurants.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 11:34:23 (permalink)
Broccoli was on sale at the store yesterday and I was going to buy some to make broccoli cheddar soup, but the escarole was especially nice looking so the next soup will be Italian wedding soup.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 11:38:09 (permalink)
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Broccoli was on sale at the store yesterday and I was going to buy some to make broccoli cheddar soup, but the escarole was especially nice looking so the next soup will be Italian wedding soup.
Another fave. What's your recipe for those "tiny little meat balls?" Or better yet, the whole recipe! I've never made it and would like to give it a shot. Thanks....off topic...were you studying in Paris or what? What an experience. My daughter has been in Barcelona for two years and is relishing every moment.

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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 11:40:12 (permalink)
 Lisa another one of my favorite soups is Italian wedding soup but it is really time consuming.  Do you make your own chicken meatballs?
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 12:45:18 (permalink)
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I do enjoy a good bowl of soup, particularly when the weather gets truly crappy like now. Split pea soup comes immediately to mind, followed by potato leek and beef vegetable. Hard to find but a bowl of menudo is also a favorite and who can pass up a bowl of Pho?

I can EASILY pass on Pho!!
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 13:13:36 (permalink)
Faaa on pho.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 13:29:23 (permalink)
Here's the whole recipe for wedding soup:
1 split chicken breast (bone in, skin on)
1 1/2 qt. chicken stock (canned or in the box)
1 carrot, diced
1/2 large onion, diced
1/2 stalk celery, diced
1 head escarole, washed and chopped
1/4 cup acini di pepe
polpettine
 
For the polpettine:
1/2 lb. ground chuck
1/4 large onion, grated not chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 beaten egg
2 T bread crumbs
2 T grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1 T chopped flat parsley
salt & pepper
Combine all ingredients and roll into very tiny meatballs, about the size of a dime.
 
Put the chicken breast, carrot, onion and celery into a pot, cover with the stock, bring to a boil, simmer about 30 mins., remove the chicken breast.  When cool enough to handle, remove bones and skin and cut into very small pieces.  Return chicken to pot and add the escarole.  Cook another 10 mins., add the polpettine and acini di pepe and cook about 20 mins. more.  Serve with grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
You may have to add more stock as needed, depending on the size of the escarole.......also the acini di pepe will absorb some.  
 
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 13:45:46 (permalink)
Pancho
I originally went to France as a French/English interpreter.  After about 3 years I was going to return to the US when my uncle suggested I go to cooking school just for sh*ts and giggles since I was already there.  So I moved to Paris and went to LaVarenne.  The rest is history..........
I can imagine your daughter loves Barcelona, it is a very beautiful city!! 
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/10 19:14:22 (permalink)
I make the best damn chicken dumpling, ever!
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 08:24:28 (permalink)
I sure would love to learn how to make the black bean soup they serve at Panera Bread. Had some in Jacksonville and just can't get over it. Tried some in a can from Progresso and it was ca-ca.
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 11:24:11 (permalink)
Thanks for the recipe Lisa
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 12:19:13 (permalink)
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I sure would love to learn how to make the black bean soup they serve at Panera Bread. Had some in Jacksonville and just can't get over it. Tried some in a can from Progresso and it was ca-ca.

 
You could try this.........it certainly is easy to make.
 
http://www.lifeandkitchen.com/panera-copy-cat-black-bean-soup/
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Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 13:05:08 (permalink)
blue heaven

Thanks for the recipe Lisa

You're welcome!  I was going to make it today but I think I'll hold off until tomorrow.
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