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Old 08-10-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Winter Soup Recipes

Hey guys I've been using these simple soup recipes for a while now at work and I thought i'd like to share it with some homecooks to pass on some knowledge. These soups are easy, cheap and taste great. I don't know the yield amount because i usually make 10 litres at a time.

Also alot of people at my work complain that these soups are boring and uncreative but believe it or not these soups sell like hotcakes in winter.

Sweet potato and carrot soup
Ingredients
500g Sweet potato
500g Carrot
150g Brown Onion
250ml Cream
1 Sprig Rosemary
40 g Butter
Vegetable stock/chicken stock/ Water (your preference)
Salt and Pepper

Method
1. Peel all vegetables
2. Thinly slice onion/carrots and potato
3 Sweat off onion till translucent in a pot with a tiny bit of butter ,season
4 Add carrot and rosemary in and sweat until semi firm.
5 Add Stock or water and sweet potatoes (make sure it just slightly covers the vegetables if too much liquid it will dilute the flavour)
6 Simmer till vegetables are soft and remove rosemary
7 Puree soup with cream, Finish with butter and adjust seasoning
(Sweating off onions and carrot releases the water and brings out the flavour)

Potato and Leek
Ingredients
500g Royal blue potato (peeled)
500g Leek (discard leaves)
150g Brown onion
25g Cumin seeds
Stock or water
Thyme
Vegetable oil
Salt pepper
40g Butter
250ml Cream

Method
1. Finely cut leek and onion and quarter the potatoes (reduces cooking time by alot)
Add oil inside pot heat until oil runs freely add cummin seeds and fry off for 20 seconds, add leek and onion
2. Fry till translucent, season and add thyme
3. Add potatoes with stock/water in the pot slightly covering the vegetables too
4. Simmer till potatoes are soft. remove thyme
5. Puree with cream, finish with butter and seasoning.


Cabbage,lentil and bacon soup
Ingredients
150g Celery(finely diced)
150g Leek(finely diced)
150g Carrot(finely diced)
150g Royal blue Potato (finely diced)
150g brown onion(finely diced
100g streaky bacon
1/4 Green Cabbage (diced)
300g Green Lentils(soak over night)
Chicken stock
Thyme
Salt,pepper

Method
1. Peel all veg, remove leaves off celery/leek cut all into small 1/2 cm dice. Cut cabbage into rough chunks. Rough cut streaky bacon
2. Add oil to pot fry bacon till half cooked. Add all the vegetables in except for potato. Sweat until vegetables go translucent
3. Add Chicken stock and thyme in along with lentils
4. Slowly simmer soup till lentils are cooked.

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Old 08-10-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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thank you, binny. i'll soon be putting a pot of soup on the stove again, now that the weather is giving us some respite from the heat. in particular, i like the looks of your cabbage, lentils and bacon recipe. i'm partial to each of the main three ingredients, and they should mesh beautifully together. i sure do love my soups. now, to locate that conversion chart.... :)
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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What is a royal blue potato?
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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What is a royal blue potato?
Potato Marketing Corporation of Western Australia

These they may have a different name in the US/UK though
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:45 AM   #5
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Nice. Aussie potatoes! :)
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:11 AM   #6
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I think this thread should be banned. For one simple reason, the word "Winter" was mentioned. I barely got over last winter, thanks to unbearable heat and humidity and there you go and remind me about the cold and snow again, in the middle of the summer. Definitely, definitely should ban this thread.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:30 AM   #7
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I think this thread should be banned. For one simple reason, the word "Winter" was mentioned. I barely got over last winter, thanks to unbearable heat and humidity and there you go and remind me about the cold and snow again, in the middle of the summer. Definitely, definitely should ban this thread.
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I am joking, you know it, right?
I miss winter! I'm one of those weirdos that likes the cold.

Now, about those soups. I will definitly have to try those first two. With that last one, do you think nappa cabbage or bok choy would work instead of the green cabbage? I can't eat cooked green or purple cabbage.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:23 AM   #8
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I think this thread should be banned. For one simple reason, the word "Winter" was mentioned. I barely got over last winter, thanks to unbearable heat and humidity and there you go and remind me about the cold and snow again, in the middle of the summer. Definitely, definitely should ban this thread.
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I am joking, you know it, right?
unfunny, charlied. report this snowman to the humor police. i am not joking, you know it, right? (i will listen to whatever charlied has to say about pierogies or borscht, though)
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:39 PM   #9
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I think this thread should be banned. For one simple reason, the word "Winter" was mentioned. I barely got over last winter, thanks to unbearable heat and humidity and there you go and remind me about the cold and snow again, in the middle of the summer. Definitely, definitely should ban this thread.
Going to go report abuse.


I am joking, you know it, right?
Its winter in the southern hempisphere lol you should come to australia where we can have 43C summers with a ton of humidity with a nice hot gust of wind and swarms of flies.

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I miss winter! I'm one of those weirdos that likes the cold.

Now, about those soups. I will definitly have to try those first two. With that last one, do you think nappa cabbage or bok choy would work instead of the green cabbage? I can't eat cooked green or purple cabbage.
Nappa cabbage would work fine but it'll taste a bit like fusion food. Bokchoy no bok choy has too of a strong taste.

The lovely thing about these soups is they'll probably cost you $5 of ingredients per one of those recipes with the expensive items being the cream/herbs/bacon.

And probably even cheaper if you live in the us unlike australia where everything is inflated and overpriced and of **** quality. If you need some more cheap recipes give me a yell I know quite a few
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Its winter in the southern hempisphere lol you should come to australia where we can have 43C summers with a ton of humidity with a nice hot gust of wind and swarms of flies.

Nappa cabbage would work fine but it'll taste a bit like fusion food. Bokchoy no bok choy has too of a strong taste.

The lovely thing about these soups is they'll probably cost you $5 of ingredients per one of those recipes with the expensive items being the cream/herbs/bacon.

And probably even cheaper if you live in the us unlike australia where everything is inflated and overpriced and of **** quality. If you need some more cheap recipes give me a yell I know quite a few
Whereabouts in Australia are you, binny?
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Winter Soup Recipes Hey guys I've been using these simple soup recipes for a while now at work and I thought i'd like to share it with some homecooks to pass on some knowledge. These soups are easy, cheap and taste great. I don't know the yield amount because i usually make 10 litres at a time. Also alot of people at my work complain that these soups are boring and uncreative but believe it or not these soups sell like hotcakes in winter. [B]Sweet potato and carrot soup[/B] Ingredients 500g Sweet potato 500g Carrot 150g Brown Onion 250ml Cream 1 Sprig Rosemary 40 g Butter Vegetable stock/chicken stock/ Water (your preference) Salt and Pepper Method 1. Peel all vegetables 2. Thinly slice onion/carrots and potato 3 Sweat off onion till translucent in a pot with a tiny bit of butter ,season 4 Add carrot and rosemary in and sweat until semi firm. 5 Add Stock or water and sweet potatoes (make sure it just slightly covers the vegetables if too much liquid it will dilute the flavour) 6 Simmer till vegetables are soft and remove rosemary 7 Puree soup with cream, Finish with butter and adjust seasoning (Sweating off onions and carrot releases the water and brings out the flavour) [B]Potato and Leek Ingredients [/B]500g Royal blue potato (peeled) 500g Leek (discard leaves) 150g Brown onion 25g Cumin seeds Stock or water Thyme Vegetable oil Salt pepper 40g Butter 250ml Cream Method 1. Finely cut leek and onion and quarter the potatoes (reduces cooking time by alot) Add oil inside pot heat until oil runs freely add cummin seeds and fry off for 20 seconds, add leek and onion 2. Fry till translucent, season and add thyme 3. Add potatoes with stock/water in the pot slightly covering the vegetables too 4. Simmer till potatoes are soft. remove thyme 5. Puree with cream, finish with butter and seasoning. Cabbage,lentil and bacon soup [B]Ingredients[/B] 150g Celery(finely diced) 150g Leek(finely diced) 150g Carrot(finely diced) 150g Royal blue Potato (finely diced) 150g brown onion(finely diced 100g streaky bacon 1/4 Green Cabbage (diced) 300g Green Lentils(soak over night) Chicken stock Thyme Salt,pepper Method 1. Peel all veg, remove leaves off celery/leek cut all into small 1/2 cm dice. Cut cabbage into rough chunks. Rough cut streaky bacon 2. Add oil to pot fry bacon till half cooked. Add all the vegetables in except for potato. Sweat until vegetables go translucent 3. Add Chicken stock and thyme in along with lentils 4. Slowly simmer soup till lentils are cooked. 3 stars 1 reviews
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