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brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 13:30:14
Thank you for that recipe. I do believe I'm going to try that. Last time I had that soup I opted for their roast beef sandwich and it paired really well with that soup.
The Monk
Junior Burger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 14:50:46
I forget that "steamers" are a New England thing. They are soft shell or Ipswich clams that are preferred over hard shell clams for steaming in New England. Even though I am in Fl. I can still order 5 lbs. through a local fish market. The left over clams are combined with the broth and traditional chowder ingredients to make a nice sweet chowder. Don't forget to take the neck skin off and strain the sand out of the broth. 
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 16:03:49
The Monk

I forget that "steamers" are a New England thing. They are soft shell or Ipswich clams that are preferred over hard shell clams for steaming in New England. Even though I am in Fl. I can still order 5 lbs. through a local fish market. The left over clams are combined with the broth and traditional chowder ingredients to make a nice sweet chowder. Don't forget to take the neck skin off and strain the sand out of the broth. 
Actually, the hard shell Quahogs are excellent for steaming as well. Littlenecks and Cherrystones are great for eating raw on the half shell. They are also really good just steamed with drawn butter...I ate a gross (144) one evening on Cape Cod.  These are just small varieties of Quahogs. I think they also make for better chowders than the soft shells. Now the soft shells or Ipswich (also know as whole bellies, and piss clams) are fantastic steamed, rinsed in their broth and dipped in butter. It's a toss up with me whether I like them steamed or fried better. Clams are about my favorite food. Check out this website!
http://www.weloveclams.com/
post edited by Pancho - 2014/02/11 16:05:38
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 16:05:49
If you'll let your steamer clams sit in a bucket of water with corn meal on the bottom for 12 hours they'll get rid of their sand on their own and you'll have steamers with corn meal in their bellies.
 
But the real question is, what's a leftover steamer?
waltpiii
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 16:46:22
My Favorites are:
  • Beef Barley
  • Matzo Ball
  • chicken noodle
  • potato
  • stuffed pepper
  • French Onion
  • Tomato
  • Taco
Walt
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 16:57:13
Michael Hoffman

If you'll let your steamer clams sit in a bucket of water with corn meal on the bottom for 12 hours they'll get rid of their sand on their own and you'll have steamers with corn meal in their bellies.

But the real question is, what's a leftover steamer?
When I lived on Cape Cod we always used salt or sea water with the corn meal to purge...you can make a comparable sea/salt water with about 3 oz. sea or kosher salt per gallon NOT iodized salt...be sure to swirl and mix well. Good tip.
Back to the real question....is it one of those steel mesh thingies you put in the bottom of a sauce pan to reheat leftovers?
 
 
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 17:19:22
What in the world is a leftover steamer?" />  I have never heard of such a thing!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 17:28:31
Greymo

What in the world is a leftover steamer?" />  I have never heard of such a thing!

I think it's the same as leftover lobster.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 17:39:44
Pancho

Michael Hoffman

If you'll let your steamer clams sit in a bucket of water with corn meal on the bottom for 12 hours they'll get rid of their sand on their own and you'll have steamers with corn meal in their bellies.

But the real question is, what's a leftover steamer?
When I lived on Cape Cod we always used salt or sea water with the corn meal to purge...you can make a comparable sea/salt water with about 3 oz. sea or kosher salt per gallon NOT iodized salt...be sure to swirl and mix well. Good tip.
Back to the real question....is it one of those steel mesh thingies you put in the bottom of a sauce pan to reheat leftovers?



When I was a kid I thought I invented the whole corn meal to purge sand thing. I'd never heard of it, and no one I knew ever heard of it. I'd head out to the sand bars each day and fill a couple of buckets with clams and bring them back to the cottage where I'd pour corn meal in the buckets. It wasn't until fairly recently that I learned people had been doing it forever. Of course, I'd never heard the term whole-belly till I saw it here on Roadfood. We just called them clams because the whole thing was the all we knew..
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 17:50:02
Michael Hoffman

Pancho

Michael Hoffman

If you'll let your steamer clams sit in a bucket of water with corn meal on the bottom for 12 hours they'll get rid of their sand on their own and you'll have steamers with corn meal in their bellies.

But the real question is, what's a leftover steamer?
When I lived on Cape Cod we always used salt or sea water with the corn meal to purge...you can make a comparable sea/salt water with about 3 oz. sea or kosher salt per gallon NOT iodized salt...be sure to swirl and mix well. Good tip.
Back to the real question....is it one of those steel mesh thingies you put in the bottom of a sauce pan to reheat leftovers?



When I was a kid I thought I invented the whole corn meal to purge sand thing. I'd never heard of it, and no one I knew ever heard of it. I'd head out to the sand bars each day and fill a couple of buckets with clams and bring them back to the cottage where I'd pour corn meal in the buckets. It wasn't until fairly recently that I learned people had been doing it forever. Of course, I'd never heard the term whole-belly till I saw it here on Roadfood. We just called them clams because the whole thing was the all we knew..

He didn't invent the corn meal purge but he did invent something unique.  Apparently one day there was no corn meal so he used OATMEAL!  I don't think it worked so very well.......
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 17:56:02
Now just one darned minute. That happened about 17 years ago. We were on our way back to Ohio from Connecticut and stopped in Westbrook to pick up some steamers to take with us. After we got the clams I stopped at the first grocery store I came to and they didn't have any corn meal so I thought I could at least use the oatmeal they did have to get rid of the sand. I figured that when we got home I could use corn meal to purge the oatmeal. Trouble was, when we got back to Ohio I forgot I'd used oatmeal. But you're right. It didn't work very well.
 
I never should have told you about that.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 18:07:18
So, what did you do with the leftover oatmeal?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 18:09:41
There wasn't any.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 18:21:14
brisketboy

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.

I love all the soups at Panera. But I must say, I am totally addicted to their broccoli cheddar soup. I had a big bowl for lunch again today.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 18:33:32
Twinwillow, do you like the turkey chili at Panera, too?  Just askin' a Texan.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 19:08:18
MellowRoast - I haven't tried that one. And I doubt I would. It's just not the type of soup that appeals to me, personally. I just can't get away from the broccoli cheddar. 
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 20:58:28
Got it.  Well, I'll have to try the broccoli cheddar next trip.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/11 23:47:27
Eager to hear what you think of it. Have it with the baguette. Be sure you tell them to warm the baguette.
https://www.panerabread.c...-menu/todays-soup.html
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 00:06:08
MellowRoast - The Turkey Chili actually looks very hearty on their website. I'll try it one day. The New England Clam Chowder looks good too on Fridays soups.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 02:02:58
Ten-four on the baguette, thanks for the tip.  Not long ago they had a beef brisket chili, but I didn't know until it was already off the menu. 
post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/02/12 07:36:37
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 09:06:47
I had to scratch my head for this one....." Creamy Vegetarian (?) Tomato Soup. If I'm missing something here please tell me. Any tomato soup I've ever had didn't have any animal protein products in it.
 
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 09:08:52
Maybe it was made with vegetable stock instead of chicken stock?
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 09:26:05
ScreamingChicken

Maybe it was made with vegetable stock instead of chicken stock?
Good point....most recipes I've seen for tomato soup call for chicken stock, but vegetable would work. (not for me)

brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 09:29:43
Well, seems one is never to old to learn something. Never occurred to me about the chicken stock.  Thanks SC.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 09:31:11
Brisketboy, that soup could be lacto-ovo vegetarian -- for those who include dairy and egg in their diet, but no other animal products.  Or, the recipe could call for almond or soy milk or soy cream instead of real dairy.
However, hard as it is to believe, I know "vegetarians" who eat fish, seafood, chicken, and turkey.  Strange, but true.   
post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/02/12 09:37:19
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 11:06:52
One of my best friends in England is not a vegetarian. He just does not eat any four legged animal protein. He eats exactly what you mentioned above. Fish, seafood, chicken, and turkey.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 11:16:38
I lived in a few of the Hawaiian Islands and was a total pescatarian (fish/seafood only) for the entire time. Then I moved to Texas.....
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 11:57:36
Twinwillow, I agree that's not a vegetarian, but I know people who insist it's vegetarian.   I bite my lip to keep from laughing.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 12:09:53
I agree with you. My vision of a "vegetarian" is totally different.
 
In case anyone is interested, I found this recipe for Panera's (delicious) broccoli cheddar soup.
http://www.food.com/recipeprint.do?rid=150384
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 12:49:15
We have several personnel here who are vegetarian/vegan and varying degrees in between. Please correct me if I'm wrong but as I understand the term vegetarian, it is a person that will not eat flesh of any kind. This includes chicken and fish. Yet we have one person who says they are vegetarian but will eat fish. Her comment, fish is not meat. I say it is. The vegan is just that, no animal products of any kind. Period. I'm good with it. It's the former I take issue with. Anyone else see it that way? Just sayin'.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 13:18:35
There are ostensibly several types of vegetarians.  And you're correct about vegans, though lots of vegans will use honey.  I was vegan at one time and found it difficult to turn down some good honey. I have a close friend who also says fish is not meat.  But in my view, it's an animal and it's meat -- not grain, nut, legume,  vegetable, or fruit.
 
Blurred lines erupt again.   What is and isn't vegetarian, what is and isn't chili, what is and isn't vegan, what is and isn't conservative, and the beat goes on...
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 16:08:35

Italian wedding soup.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 16:25:32
Yet another masterpiece!
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 16:28:03
Beautiful, lleechef!
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 16:32:21
OK..had 4 large gallon hefty bags of snips and odds and ends of veggies sitting in the freezer.  Squash peelings and ends, a tomato that got soft, potato skins galore...un-eaten grean beans, carrots, onions with skins, a parsnip bit or two.....etc....you get the picture.
 
Threw it all into a large Caphalon Roasting pan, drizzled on some Olive oil and roasted at 450 for about 90 mins, turning every 15 mins or so
 
Then the "slop" went into a soup pot, loaded with some water to cover and after bring to an almost boil, let it simmer a cple of hours.  Strained through a colander and left to "meld" while I thought of what to do with it.
 
In the past, I put it in one cup containers and freeze to use with rice, pasta or gravy base.  I may add some garlic or thyme to it.
 
other ideas?
post edited by FriedClamFanatic - 2014/02/12 16:33:44
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 16:52:05
I commend you for your non-wasteful ways. What does it taste like? I think your idea with the base use is great and adding garlic and thyme can only help. It'd be great for a beef or any kind of meat stew. Hey..FCF...do you know of a Pete Naylor in W. Chester? I worked with him on Cape Cod running a juvenile outward bound program.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 18:04:59
lleechef


Italian wedding soup.

I don't see my spoon.
pineyhill
Hamburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 18:13:16
My wife makes homemade soup, Chicken Noodle(homemade noodles), Chicken Gnocchi, Lentil, and my favorite Garden Vegetable and Beef soup(all veggies from our garden) she makes a huge batch then we freeze a good portion of it.
 
I want to throw a soup question  to the board, has anyone here tried the Soupman variety of soup?  This business has something to do with the Soup Nazi from the Seinfeld TV show.  Just curious to know if anyone here has tried it.It is in some grocery stores across the country....
 
http://originalsoupman.com/
post edited by pineyhill - 2014/02/14 11:21:11
Turtle66
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 22:48:03
Aguadito de Pollo! That soup is the BOMB!   
Turtle66
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/12 22:51:56
How do you delete a comment?   lol

 
post edited by Turtle66 - 2014/02/12 22:53:35
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 08:18:22
Oh is that ever a good looking bowl of soup.
 
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 13:16:20
Pancho

I commend you for your non-wasteful ways. What does it taste like? I think your idea with the base use is great and adding garlic and thyme can only help. It'd be great for a beef or any kind of meat stew. Hey..FCF...do you know of a Pete Naylor in W. Chester? I worked with him on Cape Cod running a juvenile outward bound program.


Sorry...don't know him
tcrouzer
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 16:37:47
That Italian Wedding Soup looks good enough to eat!
 
I started a pot of chicken noodle this afternoon while I'm snowed-in here in frigid, snowy, icy North Carolina. I also made Bran Bread, pizza sauce and pizza dough. Last night I made potato soup because it sounded good and warm for a snowed-in evening. We may be snowed-in tomorrow too --- so I've got taco soup thawing and plans to make chili if I'm home again. I'll have to use Italian sausage and breakfast country sausage in the chili - no ground beef in the freezer right now. I do have home-cooked small red beans for the chili in the freezer though.
 
Stay warm and safe everybody!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 17:19:30
We had Wedding Soup for lunch today.  It's 50 degrees and sunny.  Weird weather.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 17:49:50
tcrouzer

That Italian Wedding Soup looks good enough to eat!


It was. We had it for lunch today.

Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 18:44:11
lleechef

We had Wedding Soup for lunch today.  It's 50 degrees and sunny.  Weird weather.

We're weird in Dallas as well. High 60's today and they're predicting 70's over the weekend with possibly 80 next Monday!
ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 20:10:52
tcrouzer

That Italian Wedding Soup looks good enough to eat!
Most definitely!  I think the last time I had Italian wedding soup was...at an Italian wedding.  When it comes up in conversation my friends and I still comment that as far as food goes it was one of the best any of us ever attended.
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2014/02/13 20:12:22
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 20:50:01
I hope everyone is safe in the south and northeast. While this weather is nothing to us in Wisconsin, it is scary. Be safe!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 21:10:52
ScreamingChicken

tcrouzer

That Italian Wedding Soup looks good enough to eat!
Most definitely!  I think the last time I had Italian wedding soup was...at an Italian wedding.  When it comes up in conversation my friends and I still comment that as far as food goes it was one of the best any of us ever attended.

The strange thing about wedding soup is that it's never served at weddings in Italy!  It was a mistranslation of minestra maritata which means "married soup" in the sense that the flavor of meat and greens "marry" (taste) well together.
Another interesting soup fact is that French onion soup is only served in France at weddings!  Usually around 2AM.........presumably to sober folks up.

tcrouzer
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/13 22:44:50
Years ago I had a delicious Italian Wedding Soup at an Italian sub/pizza place just outside of Lititz PA. It was a cold, drizzly day and the soup was very hot and deliciously warming.
blue heaven
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 09:07:37
Wow Pancho you have really travelled to some exciting places.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 10:21:42
tcrouzer

Years ago I had a delicious Italian Wedding Soup at an Italian sub/pizza place just outside of Lititz PA. It was a cold, drizzly day and the soup was very hot and deliciously warming.

The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in New Brighton, PA has wonderful wedding soup!  Go figure.......good soup in a hot dog joint.  Their chili is good too.
blue heaven
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 10:28:39
Lisa that soup looks so good I can almost taste it.  Fried Clam Fanatic sounds like a good variety for a good vegetable stock.  I am from Washington Pa. originally where are you in relation to downtown Pittsburgh?
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 11:10:21
blue heaven

Wow Pancho you have really travelled to some exciting places.
Yeah, I was a nomad before I met my wife....lived in 24 different states by age 40, and have been to ALL of them hitchhiking. BTW, FriedClamFanatic is in W. Chester which is about 30 miles or so west of Philly. (I used to live in Port Matilda, PA)

blue heaven
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 11:14:36
Pancho hitchhiking!  You sure are brave.  I have never heard of Matilda Pa.  I am closer to Pittsburgh than Philadelphia.
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 11:17:11
blue heaven

Pancho hitchhiking!  You sure are brave.  I have never heard of Matilda Pa.  I am closer to Pittsburgh than Philadelphia.
It's a little burg just north of State College. I used to go trout fishing in Potter County, PA when I was a kid in Virginia. I have NEVER seen so many deer in my life as up there.

lleechef
Sirloin
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 11:24:36
blue heaven

Lisa that soup looks so good I can almost taste it.  Fried Clam Fanatic sounds like a good variety for a good vegetable stock.  I am from Washington Pa. originally where are you in relation to downtown Pittsburgh?

Ah!  Little Washington as we call it!  I'm from Rochester in Beaver County. 

blue heaven
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/14 13:04:34
Lisa that is exactly what we call it.  Cool I knew you were good people!  My sister lives in Canonsburg.  Small world.
Mak Jones
Junior Burger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/25 02:25:52
Seafood Chowder will be the best one.....
tcrouzer
Cheeseburger
Re:What are some of your favorite soups 2014/02/25 07:05:22
This past weekend I made a new recipe, Armenian Meatball soup that was quite good: beef broth and tomato sauce with some s&p and paprika and sauteed onion for flavor, tiny meatballs mixed with bulgur wheat, and 1 TB of raw rice added while the soup simmered. I made half the recipe which resulted in about 2 qts. of soup. I'll make this again!
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