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We found that after you identify strainers of reasonable quality the key features to look for are ease of use solid handles and durable production. When you re handling hot liquid the perfect strainer will make your work safer and easier and of course the end result perfect. Blender: For cream soups and bisques you want the smoothest texture possible. To accomplish this we highly recommend a good quality upright blender. Be attentive to selecting a blender that is well made has good capacity and has internal raised ridges that guide the contents back down to the blades. When selecting the perfect soup-making blender you ll want strong power a good capacity blender jar with guiding flutes. You ll pay more for all the electronic options and speed choices - which won t add much if any advantage to your soup cooking efforts. We look for power durability and a 40 to 48 oz. jar capacity. Immersion Blender : The perfect companion to the food processor and a required soup maker s tool is a top quality immersion blender.
If you have larger hands we suggest trying a 10-inch blade or possibly a 12-inch blade. Consider a knife with a slight curve to the blade this allows for easier chopping. A great quality knife is designed to "catch an edge" making your cutting safer and easier and frankly more enjoyable. If you re going to invest in quality cutlery we also suggest an electric knife sharpener that controls the sharpening angle (a perfect 20 degrees). Fresh Ingredients: Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Nothing can replace the complex and wonderful flavors of fresh vegetables meats herbs and spices. Even ingredients such as olive oil offer the best flavor when freshest. Soup aficionados who make the effort to use fresh home made stocks are an inspiration to us all. In general your kitchen should keep a collection of fresh staple ingredients such as onions celery and carrots fresh peppercorns garlic and parsley.
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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.