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Friday, January 28, 2011

soups, galore!

i had to come up with a soup recipe for my culinary lab class.
i made 3 different soups before deciding which to submit.
here they are!!

tuscan soup

6 c chicken broth
1 onion, chopped
3 links spicy italian sausage
*i used turkey
3 lg potatoes, cubed
1 bunch fresh spinach, washed & chopped
1/4 c evaporated milk
salt & pepper to taste
red pepper flakes

1. remove sausage from casings and crumble into large pot. add onion & cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

2. add broth & potatoes. boil until potatoes are cooked.

3. add spinach. cook just a couple minutes.

4. remove soup from heat. stir in evaporated milk, and season to taste.

tomato basil soup

1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
1 3/4 c chicken broth
18 fresh basil leaves, minced + some for garnish
1 tsp sugar
1 c heavy cream
1/4 c butter
salt & pepper

1. in a large pot, saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. add tomatoes & broth & bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover & simmer for 10 minutes. add basil & sugar. reduce heat to low; stir in cream & butter. cook until butter is melted. add salt & pepper to taste.

butternut squash soup

1 onion, roughly chopped
1/4 c celery chopped
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs all purpose flour
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp curry powder
dash cayenne pepper
2 c chicken broth
12 oz. evaporated milk
3 c mashed, cooked butternut squash
salt & pepper to taste
bacon, crumbled for garnish

1. in a large pot, saute onion & celery in butter. stir in flour, dill, curry & cayenne until blended. gradually add broth & milk. bring to a boil; cook & stir for 2 minutes. add the squash, salt & pepper; heat through.

2. in a blender, process the soup in batches until smooth. pour into bowls; garnish with bacon.

if i were to rank them, the tomato basil would have to be my absolute favorite. it was so easy to assemble, ready in no time, and delicious! would be great with a grilled cheese sandwich!

we're going with the tomato basil!

happy weekend, friends!


dowlings, out!


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  2. Yum didly um...that tomato basil soup. I just bought a basil plant for the kitchen today, and I'm definitely making that this week. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I definitely wanna try that tomato basil soup with some grilled cheese! Yum! What did you think about the butternut squash soup? I am tempted to try a recipe for it but am not sure what it tastes like or if I would like it.

  4. oh yeah and LOVE the faces you guys are making!

  5. the butternut squash soup needed to be sweeter, in my opinion. i think adding some brown sugar would be really good. or maybe honey. something, you know? but the tomato basil was awesome with grilled cheese! i think a caprese grilled cheese would be super-amazing-awesome-fantastic! mozzarella, basil & tomatoes on some crusty white bread... *mouth watering* :)