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To avoid overcooking starchy ingredients like potatoes pasta and rice heat thawed soup only long enough to warm throughout. Miscellaneous Soup Making Tips and Info... If the soup is not intended as the main course count on one quart of soup to serve six adults. As a main dish plan on two servings per quart. A hot soup will help recondition the palate between meal courses or after consumption of alcoholic beverages. Ideally cold soups should be served in chilled dishes. Adjust seasonings of cold soups just before serving. Chilled foods tend to dull the taste buds and will require more seasoning than hot soups. Be aware that herbs will have a more intense flavor if added at the end of the long cooking process. Savory soups and stews always taste better if made a day or two in advance refrigerated and then reheated just prior to serving. Wine is a wonderful flavor addition to soups and stews. When using wine in soup use less salt as the wine tends to intensify saltiness.
Wine should be added at a ratio of no more than 1/4 cup of wine to 1 quart of soup. Beer is also a good addition to soups and stews. A good rule of thumb is 1 cup of beer to 3 cups of soup. Freeze the liquids drained from canned mushrooms or vegetables for later use in soups or stews. Since liquids boil at a lower temperature at high altitudes cooking time may need to be extended at altitudes above 2500 feet. Soups and stews should only simmer while cooking never brought to a hard boil. "Is it soup yet?" Naturally the best soups are made with a base of homemade broth and fresh ingredients but this method can be very time-consuming and labor intensive. If you like time spent in the kitchen preparing soup may be reduced by using canned or frozen broths and vegetables while still yielding an excellent product. Remember there are no really good quick soup recipes because any truly good soup needs time during preparation for flavor to fully develop. Always plan on providing enough time to prepare a really good soup or stew.
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The French classifications of clear soups include bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified by their thickening agents. Purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch. Bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream. Cream soups use a béchamel sauce for thickening. Veloutés are thickened with butter cream and eggs. Soups can also be thickened with rice flour grains lentils mashed potatoes or puréed carrots. In addition to being delicious soups are also generally quite healthy. You do have to be careful about the sodium level in processed soups. Many manufacturers now offer lower salt level options. Salt caution aside soups offer a filling meal often rich in vegetables (increasing fiber intake) and a high liquid level (perfect for keeping hydrated).