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SOUP RECIPES

A soup may be thick and nourishing, as substantial as a light meal. Soups are traditionally a winter food, and indeed, Provencal pumpkin winter soup is very warming. Yet spinach soup is one example of a light soup, and Prawn Bisque with Rice is elegant enough present as the first course at a formal dinner party. In fact, soups provide endless gastronomic scope. There are hot, spicy soups such as Chicken, Avocado & Chipotle soup from Mexico, and others from India and Thailand. Greek Egg and Lemon soup is a refreshing fruit-flavored soup for warmer days, and cold soups, such melon gazpacho and cucumber and smoked salmon, are chilled soups for hot days.

 

Soup Recipes are easy to prepare and cook, but to be delicious it must be based on a well-flavored stock, usually a vegetable stock or one based on chicken or beef. If is best if make your own or to use ready-made fresh or frozen stock, but for convenience and speed, good quality stock cubes or powder are an essential ingredient for the kitchen cupboard along with many of the staple ingredients used in soups: rice barley, and other grains, dried pulses, pasta and noodles, herbs and spices. Almost any food can the star ingredient in a soup vegetables, meat poultry, fish and seafood, beans, pasta, or fruit as the recipes in this book show. The secret of a distinctive soup is to add herbs and spices, and to use appropriate cooking techniques to draw out the character of the main ingredients

LIGHT SOUPS

A light soup, garnished with fresh herbs or perhaps a swirl of cream, is the perfect opener to a formal meal, especially if you are planning to follow it with a fairly hearty main course and a very rich dessert. A stylish classic soup is prawn bisque with rice, made special by the addition of brandy and white wine; while sweet potato, apple & Leek Soup as a pretty colour and an unusual ingredient apple juice. Chilled garlic and almond Soup is a cold soup for a hot summer lunch, with a unusual  combination of flavours.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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