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Re: Favorite Soups

I do a beef soup that I throw everything into: Onion, garlic, carrots, peppers, chilli, dried porcini mushroom (hydrated and using the stock also), beef shin, chopped tomatoes, potatoes and pearl barley.

Cooked low and slow, it's super hearty and delicious. (Pearl barley goes in at the end and sucks up a lot of liquid, making it super concentrated. Can substitute beef shin for any stewing beef)
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Old 24.09.2021, 13:50
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Re: Favorite Soups

Lentil and Chorizo Soup

Serves 6

3oz/100g puy lentils
7oz/200g chorizo sausage
12oz/330g onion
8oz/225g carrots
8oz/225g parsnips
2tblsp. oil
level tsp ground cumin
3 pints/1.7 litres vegetable stock
2 bay leaves
thyme sprig
salt, pepper
croutons
  1. Cook lentils.
  2. Slice sausage and fry in a little oil. Leave to drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Chop vegetables and fry in rest of oil until they’re beginning to get soft.
  4. Add stock and herbs and spices and simmer until cooked.
  5. Take out bay leaves and thyme sprig.
  6. Drain, rinse and add lentils.
  7. Liquidise.
Serve with fried chorizo and croutons.
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This thread is for posting your favorite soups. You can add recipes if you would like also.

My favorite soup is French Onion Soup. I will post a recipe later.
Oh, how I love the onset of winter and Autumn for that lovely stew (but also love soup any other time).

As I don’t eat meat (yes, am one of those), I can’t wait to start cooking the following again in the next days (please let me know if there is a paywall but interest - then I’ll just list it as text:

Vegi:. Chickpea stew with orzo and greens
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/...cipe-iOS-share

Fish: Greek Fisherman’s stew
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/...cipe-iOS-share

Vegi with a bit of Spice:. Spiced chickpea stew with coconut and tumeric
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/...cipe-iOS-share


As mentioned, I subscribe to The NY Times recipe site (or I would be completely lost), so I don’t know if you can see them. If not, but you’re interested, just let me know and I’ll put the put the recipe in more detail here.
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Old 25.09.2021, 07:54
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(Pearl barley goes in at the end and sucks up a lot of liquid, making it super concentrated. Can substitute beef shin for any stewing beef)
Maybe you can boil it separately and add it all in at the end? I do like that with noodles, otherwise they would absorb all the soup and it's mainly the liquid I'm after.
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Thank you. There‘s white chicken stock and brown. Brown is where you roast the carcass first before making the stock. I like brown. My instructions might be a little sketchy…. Maybe read up a bit on making stocks. But the bones and skin are the best sources of what you need for a thick, gelatinous stock. Some people differ on the use of a pressure cooker…I find it saves time….others just use a big pot and cook for hours. Good luck!

The other thing is that I really like to use bone in chicken breast for many recipes. Only way to get that is to cut up a whole chicken.
Thanks. I roasted it, along with some onion, carrots and celery root. I have to say the taste is more intense, it takes a bit longer or maybe it is more messy because I transfer the roasted chicken and vegs into another pot and then also added some new fresh vegs, it came out wonderful.
I also added shredded fresh ginger and noodles just before turning off the heat, circles of fresh green onion on top and an egg when I served it, it was quite filling and healing, nobody wanted anything else. I inspired myself a bit from Asian cuisines too.

That being said, I just remembered we're out of miso paste and that's catastrophic for my OH who uses tons of this stuff for his recipes. Oh, and btw, you can buy a big chicken (around a kilo and a half) for like 10 chf at Coop....it's also very economical.

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Old 26.09.2021, 13:45
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Had it at a friend's last week. I was pleasantly surprised, although I'm not that sure what I feel about cold soup...
Sat outside a tavern in Seville in August when it's 45 c plus, you'd love it!
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Old 26.09.2021, 14:30
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I might have to branch out a bit and try some new soups after reading this thread.
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Re: Favorite Soups

My favourite is butternut squash soup. I use an old Delia recipe from her Winter Cookery Book. I can't find it online. The key is to roast the butternut squash before adding it to the milky stocky base.
My local CH coop doesn't often have butternut squash. I have tried it with pumpkin, but it's not quite the same.
Until about a year ago the coop did however sell some very good Knorr ready-made pumpkin soup in tetrapaks. Sadly it has vanished. The powdered version is not nearly as good.
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My favourite is butternut squash soup. I use an old Delia recipe from her Winter Cookery Book. I can't find it online. The key is to roast the butternut squash before adding it to the milky stocky base.
My local CH coop doesn't often have butternut squash. I have tried it with pumpkin, but it's not quite the same.
Until about a year ago the coop did however sell some very good Knorr ready-made pumpkin soup in tetrapaks. Sadly it has vanished. The powdered version is not nearly as good.
Go and get butternut at Jucker Farm - they have loads at the moment. I bought 2 on the weekend and will be making butternut soup this week.

It is also my most favorite, topped with some roasted pumpkin seeds.

https://www.juckerfarm.ch/
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Old 27.09.2021, 10:18
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Maybe you can boil it separately and add it all in at the end? I do like that with noodles, otherwise they would absorb all the soup and it's mainly the liquid I'm after.
No, I actually use it to suck up the additional liquid. It makes the soup more chunky and less liquid(y)

I do the same with curries and lentils!
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Go and get butternut at Jucker Farm - they have loads at the moment. I bought 2 on the weekend and will be making butternut soup this week.

It is also my most favorite, topped with some roasted pumpkin seeds.

https://www.juckerfarm.ch/
Maybe a bit of a trek from Bern. Strange though....at the moment all the COOP and Migros stores in Zug have them.
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Maybe a bit of a trek from Bern. Strange though....at the moment all the COOP and Migros stores in Zug have them.
The Coop in our small village almost never has butternut, but I find that the Ryfflihoff in downtown Bern often has it in season. Might have to make a trip there this week...
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Go and get butternut at Jucker Farm - they have loads at the moment. I bought 2 on the weekend and will be making butternut soup this week.

It is also my most favorite, topped with some roasted pumpkin seeds.

https://www.juckerfarm.ch/

Jucker Farm are also doing a lovely pumpkin soup right now. Delicious! (admittedly I added a tiny bit more cream for indulgence). You can get it at one of the Jucker Farms or on Farmly, but currently there is what i think is a Pop-up shop in Shopville Zurich HbF (near the big Migros and Maru I think) that sells local produce from the Zurich region and I got it from there.
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Old 28.09.2021, 08:44
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and for pumpkin/Hokkaido/butternut soup, don't forget a sprinkling of kuerbiskerne/pepitas and a swirl of Styrian pumpkin-seed oil, rich in polyunsaturated fats.
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Old 28.09.2021, 09:13
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Re: Favorite Soups

I like pumpkin soup from roasted butternut/kombucha… hmm…need to get some.


The roadside pumpkin self service displays are great….there is a huge one right off the highway between Bern and Lausanne (maybe just in FR) , and in the center of Berg am Irchel just outside Winti.

Anyway, some roasted pumpkin, coconut milk, some Thai red curry paste, then fried shallots, shrimp and or toasted pumpkin seeds. Add a little fish sauce or lime juice. I‘m sorry I don‘t have a recipe.

Might go look for pumpkins today.
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Re: Favorite Soups

Making an old family favorite, 'Compromise Soup'.

You see, my husband loves Fleischvögel, and I... don't.

So when he gets a hankering for his one of his favorite comfort foods, rather than make two meals I cook up his Fleischvögel in a soup.

Sear the Fleischvögel along with any veggies you are carmelizing, deglaze the pan with wine. This gives you a nice stock, or at least starter. You can use white or red, depending on the veggies used and type of soup you are making. Once seared, pop the Fleischvögel in the slow cooker on low, add the stock made from deglazing the pan, veggies, spices and let it do it's thing for several hours.

I then fish out the Fleischvögel for OH, leaving a nice bowl of hearty soup for each of us.

Today's version will be fennel, wild rice, and mushroom.

I've done it with so many basic soups - tomato, broccoli, chowder, celery, leek and potato, minestrone - any combo that works with a beefy-ish base.
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Could really go for a New England clam chowder today.
Am I homesick or what?
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Could really go for a New England clam chowder today.
Am I homesick or what?
I'm ichthyophobic, so I don't do clams anything seafood-adjacent .... but the Chicago version, corn chowder with Kielbasa, is a cool weather favorite.

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I'm ichthyophobic, so I don't do clams anything seafood-adjacent .... but the Chicago version, corn chowder with Kielbasa, is a cool weather favorite.

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Have no fear! The clams are not alive. So, they can't pee or shit on the way down.
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Spicy carrot-tomato-chipotle soup tonight, topped with kefir swirl and chives.
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Caldo verde with kale and chorizo. Yum!

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