Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend Cooking-The Soup Bible

The Soup Bible by the Editors of Favorite Brand Name Recipes

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Publications International (September 8, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605537241
ASIN: B0058M7NU0

Product Description
The Soup Bible is an all-in-one guide to creating delicious and satisfying soups, stews, and chilis. The cookbook includes more than 150 recipes, plus a 16-page guide that covers all aspects of soup preparation, including equipment, the history of soup, how-tos hints and tips, garnishing, and a glossary of terms.

You will find recipes that can be ready in as few as 30 minutes as well as a slow-cooker chapter. Discover new flavors as you cook your way through seven chapters. Here is a sampling of recipes in The Soup Bible:
Classics like Chicken & Homemade Noodle, Minestrone, and Black Bean Soup
Exotic flavors such as Pumpkin Soup with Bacon & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
Hearty chowders, including Bacon Potato Chowder and New England Fish Chowder
Vegetarian options, including Mushroom Barley Soup and Lentil & Brown Rice Soup
Quick and easy recipes like New Orleans Fish Soup, and Creamy Tuscan Bean & Chicken Soup
Slow-cooker selections like Potato & Leek Soup and Beer & Cheese Soup

I picked this little gem of a cookbook up at Barnes and Noble on a half price clearance table. This book is on sale at Amazon also. It has many great looking soup recipes in it. Some are quick like the one I made today and others are all day soups. I made this quick chowder this afternoon which made for a perfect Sunday lunch. I had to change the recipe up a bit because I didn't have any corn but had a bag of mixed veggies which we thought worked out well. I put the whole bag in because we like lots of veggies in our soups.

Deep Bayou Chowder

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped,
8 ounces red potatoes, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups milk
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (I used Old Bay)
3/4 teaspoon salt

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell pepper, carrot; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add potatoes, corn, water, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer approximately 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in milk, parsley, seasoning, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve.

Makes 6 servings.

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  1. There's nothing better than a bowl of soup when it's cold out. I'll have to look for that cookbook - it's right up my alley.

  2. I could have soup pretty much every day. This is perfect and I too would have used a whole bag of veggies and I love the mix instead of just corn. Old Bay is the way go!

  3. Thanks for the tip-off about this book. I like getting more use out of my slow cooker and soups are great as you can leave them all day to develop their flavours!

  4. Oooo! I love soup and stews and chilis and this time of year is the best for them. Thanks for the tip-off to this!

  5. OMG, I am going to have to find that cookbook - I am a soup whore - I actually made three soups this weekend!!

    One started out as a pumpkin chili, but after it simmered it tasted like baby food, so I added chicken broth and now I am in love with it - I will post the recipe later this week.

  6. I love soup so this book is one I could definitely spend a lot of time looking through.

  7. There sure were a lot of soups this weekend. This one sounds good.

  8. Oh I'd love this cookbook. I could live on soup - it's one of my most favorite things to eat.

  9. This sounds like a book I would love...I LOOOOVE soup! The soup sounds great, though with a name like deep bayou, I was expecting some crawdads or perhaps some gator ;)


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