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  • #589943

    YW Moderator-72
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    Please post your favorite soup recipes here.

    I’m looking for a good Split Pea soup recipe however all recipes are welcome so feel free to post recips for anything from Asparagus Soup to Duck Soup to Zuchini Soup or anything else

    #884938

    azi
    Participant

    I have a great recpe for a chilled summer soup. Its my aunts Chocolate-Blueberry soup with a duck broth base.

    I will try to get the exact recipe if anyone is interested in this type of soup. Just let me know.

    #884939

    kapusta
    Participant

    not really that into soups, but if anyone wants to make awesome chicken soup (no salt, great for people with high blood pressure) just say the word.

    *kapusta*

    #884940

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    no need to ask, just post the recipe. those that want it will appreciate it and those that don’t want it will not be bothered

    #884941

    mepal
    Member

    Here you go, 72.

    ********** Split Pea Soup **********

    1 cup split peas

    4-6 cups dihydrogen monoxide

    Let boil for an hour to an hour and a half (until peas dissolve).

    Add veggies (cut into pieces) to your liking. Ex, carrots, turnip, celery, onions etc.

    Season to your liking with salt, pepper and garlic.

    Let cook for an additional hour.

    Bon apetit!

    #884942

    dihyrogen monoxide eh? I take it you just had a major chemistry test

    #884943

    mepal
    Member

    Last chemistry test was a couple of years ago. Sorry dear. You’re wrong. The reason I did that is so only those CR addicts can understand the recipe 😉

    #884944

    So you claim that CR addicts do not know the meaning of “water”?

    #884945

    mepal
    Member

    NO! Only the addicts would understand that dihydrogen monoxide means….<drum roll> WATER!

    Got it?

    #884946

    mepal
    Member

    Soup Recipe #2

    ********** Zucchini Soup **********

    Saute onions until they’re tender and limpy (not browned). Add 4-6 medium zucchini’s cut up into big slices. Add water to cover. Add salt and pepper to flavor (opt. add 2 cloves garlic). When soft (approximately 45 minutes-an hour) blend with hand blender or in food processor. Let continue cooking until ready to serve.

    Let us know if these recipe’s worked!

    #884947

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    Thanks Mepal.

    #884948

    mepal
    Member

    Keep us posted with how they came out!

    #884949

    Jax
    Member

    anyone got any good potato soup recipes?!

    #884950

    oomis
    Participant

    Jax, I don’t have a potato soup, per se, but I do have a friend who always added cut up franks to her potato soup and it makes a really hearty soup/meal.

    #884951

    Jax
    Member

    oomis1105: well i need a potato soup recipe first to try that one! we actually add potatoes in our chicken soup, but now i’m lookin for a good potato soup recipe!

    #884952

    azi
    Participant

    *****************Chocolate-Blueberry Soup*******************************

    —-dairy


    2 bar dark chocolate

    1 container of fresh blueberries or 1/2 bag of frozen

    1 fresh lemon squeezed with lemon peel saved

    1 cup of plain yogurt

    1 banana cut into small pieces

    melt chocolate over boiling water, once melted mix in blueberries mixing till they start to fall apart. add lemon and banana cut into small pieces. place contents of bowl into blender and blend till smooth and almost loose. mix in yogurt and put in fridge to cool.

    serve.

    can be soup before meal or for dessert if you let the fruit remain chunky.

    #884953

    YehudisG
    Member

    Very easy, delicious recipe for Potato Soup (Can also be used for Pesach –

    Saute 1 or 2 onions until transparent in small amount of vegetable oil. Peel & dice potatoes (as many as you want – the more potatoes, the more soup) and add to pot.

    Optionally, add cleaned and trimmed cut up leek (again , as much as you want – experiment until you get it just the way you like it). Add cold water to cover. Bring to boil, and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste. It should taste peppery, but be careful not to put in too much pepper. Though this soup is great fresh, the next day (you’ll have to add water), it’s even better because the released potato starch thickens it.

    Enjoy!!

    #884955

    Jax
    Member

    YehudisG: thank you, that sounds delicious!

    #884956

    ambush
    Participant

    mmmmmm!

    this chocolate thing is sounding good!!

    #884957

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Chicken soup (my family way):

    4-6 chicken thighs

    4-6 large cooking tomatoes

    salt

    Add all ingredients to a large pot (usually 8 qt). Fill near the brim with water. Boil for about 1.5 hours and then simmer for another 2-3 hours.

    #884958

    anon for this
    Participant

    I roast a chicken (about 4 lbs) for Shabbos & use the carcass & leftover scraps to make a chicken broth. I add onions, carrots, celery, & about 10 cups of water, simmer for 1.5 hours, then strain it when it’s done. You can skim the fat off after cooling if you’d like.

    #884960

    mepal
    Member

    If you can find a way of making soup without water, please share that with us.

    #884961

    I. M. Here
    Member

    Split Pea Soup

    In a large pot filled with water, put 1.5 lb split peas, large onion (diced), 3 carrots, 1/2 turnip, 1/2 parsnip, zucchini (all grated), 2 celery (chopped), 1/2 c. barley, cut 2-3 cloves garlic.

    add the following spices: salt, pepper, dill weed, and parsley flakes

    cook for 3 hours

    #884964

    shaatra
    Member

    Azi sounds heavy, is it?

    #884965

    shtarky
    Member

    i desperatly need a good cholent recipe. any ideas???

    #884966

    cherrybim
    Participant

    anon for this: “I roast a chicken (about 4 lbs) for Shabbos & use the carcass & leftover scraps to make a chicken broth.”

    You use the carcass after it’s roasted? Can’t be.

    #884967

    anon for this
    Participant

    cherrybim, why not?

    #884968

    mepal
    Member

    Shtarky, if you dont mind tomatoes and peppers in your chulent, Jax has an excellant recipe!

    #884969

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Anon, I do the same with turkey carcass. Its awesome! We eat boiled chicken so I leave it in the soup and use that to make a different meal.

    #884970

    azi
    Participant

    anon, do you use the carcass of the chicken or of someone who ate the chicken?

    Really who uses the word carcass in reference to roasted meat?

    #884971

    opp23
    Member

    Why would only CR readers understand dihydrogen monoxide? there are people, who don’t read this site, who have fully functional brain capacity.

    #884972

    mepal
    Member

    opp23, can’t be.

    #884973

    cherrybim
    Participant

    By using bones that are already baked, do they really give that much more flavor, especially with 10 cups of water? And if the bird is 4 pounds, how much useable carcass do you have, a pound maybe?

    I usually cut away boney parts of chicken and meat and store them in the freezer until I’m ready to make soup. Also the mesh soup bags are fantastic.

    #884974

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    opp23,yes but if they are not CR denizens, they would not see the post the references therefore…

    now take your bickering to the schmooze thead and leave this to the intellectual pursuit of attaining good soup recipes

    #884975

    seeallsides
    Participant

    Potato Soup Recipe

    Brown diced onion in oil

    Brown checked noodles (1 pkg) in separate pot

    Cut 5 lg idaho potatoes into sixteenths and put into pot of 4-7 cups water w/salt & pepper to taste.

    Add sizzling brown noodles to soup. (watch your face please, as steam will rise)

    Put onions in a colander that can rest on top of the soup to add flavor.

    Simmer for 30 mins or to taste.

    #884976

    anon for this
    Participant

    cherrybim, I roast the chicken with vegetables so I add any vegetables that are left over, along with the drippings from the roasting pan, & any scraps of chicken that are left on the bone when it is cut up. I got the idea for this from Joy of Cooking. It does cook out so I don’t end up with 10 cups when I’m done (more like 8 cups, but I start with 10 cups to cover everything in the stockpot), and I assure you that it tastes like chicken broth, not vegetable soup (I strain out the vegetables & skim off the fat when it cools off). I think that the insides of the bones cook too, since the broth is sort of gel-like when it cools, so maybe this adds flavor too.

    When I served this broth on pesach my mother, who was visiting, was amazed that I’d made it from chicken bones. And, according to my kids, she’s a better cook than I am.

    SJS, my mother makes soup that way, but I came up with this idea because I don’t like boiled chicken. I’ve never cooked a whole turkey (they seem so intimidating), only turkey breast. Maybe the next time I cook one I’ll try making soup from that.

    azi, what word would you use?

    #884977

    mepal
    Member

    I think the issue about the carcass was for those that dont know enough about cooking and think carcasses only have to do with dead people.

    #884978

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Anon, whole turkeys are awesome and easy! I just rub some basic spices on it, put potatoes on the bottom of the pan and roast for a while.

    If you arent going to serve it right away, slightly undercook the turkey so that reheating won’t overdry it.

    #884979

    yossi z.
    Member

    mepal: if you like vegetable soup my sister has a very good orange (based on the color not contents!) soup.

    recipe: take any orange vegetables (carrot, squash, pumpkin, etc.,) cook until soft (no real necessity for water). saute onions/garlic for spice. mush together (if soft enough with a fork) until you get a soupy texture (via the juices extracted from the vegetables).

    eat and enjoy! (i have never actually tasted it but my father without knowing that there were vegetable in there that he didn’t like said it was very good)

    #884980

    anon for this
    Participant

    mepal, I didn’t think of that. “Carcass” is the term used in cookbooks. Usually the term for a dead human body is “corpse” or “cadaver” if you’re a med student.

    SJS, I’ve heard that it’s tough to cook turkey so that the white meat & dark meat both cook evenly. You don’t have that problem?

    #884981

    yossi z.
    Member

    shtarky: sorry i would give you my father’s/sister’s recipes but there are 2 issues

    1) i don’t know the recipes that well

    2) supposedly, secret ingredients that are only disclosed to my knowledge when a child gets married and is making the cholent themselves

    so if you are willing to wait a couple of years i could help you then :_(

    #884982

    feivel
    Participant

    i gave this recipe before but it was in a different thread, i have modified the recipe to fit into the soup category.

    choose a very good soup pot, must be stainless steel. i prefer this be done on a gas range, but electric will do.

    make sure there is a tight fitting lid.

    prepare all ingredients ahead of time.

    now

    take a piece of rye bread, must be fresh, and must be with seeds

    lay it on the bottom of the pot

    do not use Pam or any other oil.

    place a generous portion of pastrami, nicely marbled with fat on the rye bread

    sprinkle some plain yellow mustard on the pastrami.

    place a second piece of ryebread on top of the pastrami.

    remove all the ingredients from the pot being careful not to disturb their arrangement, and eat.

    you can then cook any soup in the pot if youre still hungry

    #884983

    oomis
    Participant

    You can always use poultry carcasses to make soup. In fact it is recommended to do so, in order to really recycle the entire chicken.

    #884984

    theObvious
    Member

    feivel… that was very cute!! my brother would like that!

    #884985

    anon for this
    Participant

    oomis, that’s why I do it. And the soup is really flavorful.

    #884987

    shaatra
    Member

    Shtarky there was a thread of cholent recipies, ill try to find it, if the mods know of one can u dig it up?

    #884988

    yossi z.
    Member

    oh cool! then i can get some cholent recipes myself for yeshivah!

    #884989

    Jax
    Member

    thank you all for the potato soup recipes, i gatta try one, one of these day!

    #884990

    shaatra
    Member

    I tried looking sorry I couldn’t find it!

    #884991

    shaatra
    Member

    I think I remember it was called hamin/dafina/cholent recipes, something like that!

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