Creamy Dairy Free Tomato Soup Creamy Dairy Free Tomato Soup In A Bowl On A Tan Linen Napkin With Fresh Oregano
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The off-centered bubbling will encourage fat to accumulate on one side of the pot for easier removal. A leaf of lettuce dropped in a pot of soup will absorb grease from the top. To remove the last spots of fat floating on the surface drag a clean unprinted paper towel across the top. It will oak up most of the remaining oil. Refrigerate cooked stews and soups overnight before serving. The fat will rise and solidify in a layer at the top. The fat may then be removed by breaking it up into large pieces and lifting it away with a spoon. When in a hurry to skim the fat from soup float an ice cube in the soup to help congeal the fat and make it easier to remove. If the Soup is too Salty... Try one of the following methods to correct over-salting: (1) Add a whole peeled raw potato to the soup and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
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.
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A roux of butter and flour may also be used as a thickener. The longer the roux is cooked the darker and more flavorful it becomes. Be careful not to scorch the roux or it will give the soup an unpleasant burned taste. Cream is another alternative to not only thicken but add a luxurious richness to soups. A cornstarch slurry of 1 part cornstarch to 2 parts liquid will also thicken soup; do not boil or the solution will break down. Freezing and Reheating Soup... Most soups freeze beautifully. Consider preparing large batches of soup so that there will be extra to freeze and serve at a later date. Chill soup in the refrigerator and skim off any fat that rises to the surface before freezing. Freezing cream-based soups may cause separation. If the soup does separate while reheating whisk vigorously with a wire whisk or try blending it in a blender for a few minutes to smooth it out. Reheat frozen soups in the microwave or thaw at room temperature and heat in a heavy saucepan over low heat on the stovetop.