Soup

Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

With snow predictions for the Mid Atlantic and Northeast I thought chicken noodle soup would be good this week and I was so right. I saw this post from Smitten Kitchen and used a roasted chicken from Costco for this soup. I stripped the chicken and cooked the bones from the all ready roasted chicken in the crockpot with vegetables on low for 5 hours.

After straining the broth added in more vegetables and then the noodles and it came out perfect. There was a lot of chicken so I also used some for chicken salad for sandwiches.

This soup is recommended by grandmothers everywhere to cure the common cold.  I totally agree!

 

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Spice Carrot Soup with Lime

Sometime there are better soups than others. This is one that I did not care for but I think it’s just as important to see the failures as well as the successes. It called from boiled daikon radish as a garnish. This was not seen in the photo because it sank to the bottom.  The addition of the daikon did not add anything to this rather flavorless soup. Oh, well.

 

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Southwest chicken and green chile stew

This is my version of a greenchile stew I had in Santa Fe last summer. A chef once told me always put acid in at the end of every soup except for tomato soup. I usually add red wine vinegar to most of my soups. This one calls for lime juice which fits the bill. We are adding tortilla chips to the final product. In Santa Fe it was served with a warm home made tortilla. This recipe is from Molly O’Neill” “One Big Table”.

 

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Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

I’ve been trying to mimic a soup that I had in Louisville Kentucky several weeks ago at a restaurant called Rye. It was the best sweet potato soup I’ve ever had.

I found this in the NY Times called Curried Carrot and Coconut Soup. I added in the sweet potato for some of the carrot but left some carrot in for extra sweetness. This is very good. Still not quite the same as the soup from Rye. But I’ll keep trying.

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Manhattan Clam Chowder

My first recipe is Manhattan Clam Chowder. Recipe was adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. This version is lighter than New England Calm Chowder but I think just as delicious.

The finished product will hold for two days.So it will be good for dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day. I used canned clams but you could easily sub in fresh cleaned clams.

Recipe can be found here for those of you who have subscribed to Cook’s Illustrated. (Must have an account to view!)

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