Fandom

Recipes Wiki

Comments0

Cooking 101: Soup

Asnow89 October 29, 2013 User blog:Asnow89

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Cooking101
Topicsoup

What is Soup?

Soups
Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm (but may be cool or cold), that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid.


Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth.


Types of Soup

Traditionally, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups.

"Clear" Soups

Clear soups are soups that are very liquid based, filled with chopped meats, vegetables, or starches like rice or pasta. Broth soups are differentiated by the type of liquid used to make them. There are broth soups, stock soups, and bouillon soups.


"Thick" Soups

Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel sauce.

Stews

Hearty-Beef-Stew
Stews aren't always classified as a soup because stew don't have as much liquid. Although, most of the time, there isn't a clear distinction between the two. Stews are generally slow cooked soups that are very meat or vegetable based.


Recipes

Butternut-squash-soup-recipe-photo-260-alaney-0061
Cream-based soups are rich and hearty in the winter time. Generally, you purée vegetables and slowly simmer the soup on the stove. You finish the soup off with cream at the end before it is finished.

Recipes:Crab Bisque, Cream of Potato Soup, Creamy Squash, Apple and Corn Bisque, Fresh Pea Soup with Lemon Crème Fraîche


Winter-minestrone-2
Clear soups are easy to make if you have stock or broth on hand. You can clear out the vegetables and meats in your fridge and stick them all in the soup.

Recipes: Italian Minestrone, Hot and Sour Chicken Soup, Quinoa Vegetable Soup, Chicken and Rice Soup


Lamb and Vegetable Stew
Stews are great Fall and Winter meals. Generally, a stew is hearty enough to be an entire meal in itself. Stews also keep very well in the fridge.

Recipes: Lamb Stew with Rice, , Chicken, Tomatillo and Jalapeño Stew, Beef, Pork and Hominy Stew, Oxtail and Cabbage Stew




TwitterIcon FacebookIcon YoutubeIcon

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki