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Soup
« on: January 20, 2008, 05:12:22 PM »
When we went away for new year Mrs TG had a bowl of soup in a restraunt. I forget what it was, carrot & aardvark or summat. She liked it a lot.

She sayeth unto me : Start making soup at home you lazy bastard.

Now we have a blender at home that as far as I can remember was only ever used for grinding coffee beans and that was years ago.

I have given it a new lease of life and have made 2 varieties of soup so far that have been generally well received though I have cheated and used stock cubes rather than make my own stock.

However, I have obtained a soup recipe book from readtitswapit.co.uk (happy088) and this coming weekend I will venture into stock making.

Any tips from you gastronomes would be appreciated.


















PS I am presently trying to work out the pro's and con's of booqet bucket garnet bags of herbs.

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Re: Soup
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 05:18:03 PM »
Mrs. Landlady makes soup all the time... ask her.  whistle:
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Re: Soup
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 05:53:37 PM »
I bought myself a new blender for... err... well, I just fancied one for doing soups in the winter and some smoothies - possibly alcoholic - in the summer. 

So far I've tried Carrot & Coriander  cloud9:, Fennel  cloud9: cloud9:, and Celeriac  cloud9:. I just google the main ingredient.soup and pick what seems tastey.  Borscht is next on the list... don't tell Olga  scared2:


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Re: Soup
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 05:56:16 PM »
Mrs. Landlady makes soup all the time... ask her.  whistle:

I have. I've posted it on here innit.
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Re: Soup
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 05:59:57 PM »
I bought myself a new blender for... err... well, I just fancied one for doing soups in the winter and some smoothies - possibly alcoholic - in the summer. 

So far I've tried Carrot & Coriander  cloud9:, Fennel  cloud9: cloud9:, and Celeriac  cloud9:. I just google the main ingredient.soup and pick what seems tastey.  Borscht is next on the list... don't tell Olga  scared2:




I googled my first recipes as well. But I'm concentrating on the stock.

My research so far indicates I need a MASSIVE pot. A stock pot no less. Still, a lot of wot you read on the Internet is bollocks innit?

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Re: Soup
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 06:09:45 PM »
Why are you so concerned about the stock?  And what's wrong with a cube?  Strikes me if I needed to make the original stock as well I'd need a meat carcass and / or loads of veg and another 48 hours...  confused:

Of course if I happened to have same on hand... then job done... Ramsay stylee  8)
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Re: Soup
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 07:00:36 PM »
Why are you so concerned about the stock?  And what's wrong with a cube?  Strikes me if I needed to make the original stock as well I'd need a meat carcass and / or loads of veg and another 48 hours...  confused:

Of course if I happened to have same on hand... then job done... Ramsay stylee  8)

For me, it's not in the eating. I just want to do it. I am starting to find cooking quite therapeutic.

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Re: Soup
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 08:25:30 PM »
I find cooking therapeutic too. Only thing that keeps me sane!
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Re: Soup
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 08:29:15 PM »
I find cooking therapeutic too. Only thing that keeps me sane!
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Re: Soup
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 08:38:50 PM »
What are you suggesting? eeek:
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Re: Soup
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 06:15:18 AM »
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Re: Soup
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 10:09:42 AM »
She sayeth unto me : Start making soup at home you lazy bastard.

May I recommend Mannish Water:

2 pounds goat head, organs and feet (2 pounds lamb meat may be substituted)
1 1/2 gallons water
5 green bananas, sliced
1 pound yams, diced
1 1/2 christophenes (also called chayotes), seeds and skin removed, chopped
1/2 pound taro root, diced
1/2 pound carrots, diced
1/2 pound turnips, diced
1 1/2 bunches scallions, chopped
2 scotch bonnets or habaneros, chopped
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
Salt

Chop the meat into small pieces, rinse and place into a large stockpot. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 3 hours, until the meat is tender.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and serve.

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Re: Soup
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 11:35:17 AM »

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Re: Soup
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 02:32:44 PM »
As with all stocks:- Buy low, sell high.

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Re: Soup
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2008, 03:11:27 PM »
I should point out that the Mannish Water is nice just as long as:

a. You havent been told beforehand what goes into it

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b. You havent seen it being prepared. The traditional version of this uses the entire goat.
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