Thursday, 22 January 2009

Make Great Soup Every Time - Tips Given

Make Great Soup Every Time - Tips GivenIt's winter right now and what a great winter warmer soups are. Home made soups are the best, no doubt about it, but how do you make a great soup on a tight budget, we all want to save money as well of course. It's easy if you follow some simple rules.
  • Most people know this tip, if you didn't you do now. Add raw potatoes to a soup that is too salty. Simmer for around 20 minutes and the saltiness will have reduced. You also get a great potato meal as the flavours are absorbed, a bonus if ever there was one.
  • If you saute your vegetable ingredients before adding to the main cooking they will taste ten times better.
  • You don't have to boil your soup for too long, some soups don't even need to reach boiling point. Try to use just enough boiling for the ingredients to cook properly and turn the heat off. You'll have a better tasting soup, a better looking soup and on top of that save energy as well.
  • How many time have you burn your soup? A great saver is to pour the unburnt portion of the soup into another saucepan, add a little curry powder or mustard and reheat. The curry or mustard will disguise the burnt flavour, and of course add to the meal warming you up during the winter evening.
  • If your soup is too runny, there is a good way to thicken it, whilst still stirring, add some instant mashed potato, this won't affect the flavour of the soup too much. You can use gravy granules depending on whether you don't mind the gravy flavours being added.
  • If your soup lack flavour and body, just a a canned soup to your own, no one will know and it will make the difference between being good and great.
  • Leftovers make great soups, cooked pasta, meat or vegetables. Whether raw or cooked they can be pureed and turned into wonderful soups.
  • Finally, if you get the chance and have enough ingredients, make big batches of soup and freeze the portion you don't use. If you make up lots of little portions you can have a whole season of soup you can just defrost and heat quickly and efficiently.
Make Great Soup Every Time - Tips GivenThere are thousands of soup recipes that you can take up, but most soups don't need much to make them special meals on a cold evening. Perfect as an aid for dieting as well. Good luck with you soup making efforts, yo now can't go wrong.

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