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Soup may be the first course of a meal or it can be the whole meal. A steaming hot bowl of soup is wonderful to warm up to on a cold winter day while a bowl of chilled gazpacho or fruit soup can be perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. Soup is a basic term used to describe a liquid food made from any combination of vegetables fruit meat and/or fish cooked in a liquid. This article will discuss some of the more common variations of soup and offer information and tips on preparing serving and storing homemade soups. Common Types of Soup... Bisque - a thick rich cream soup usually containing seafood. Newer recipes may use poultry or vegetables in place of seafood. At one time bisques were thickened with rice but today they are more frequently thickened with roux.
Gumbo is a thick robust soup with hundreds of variations including chicken and sausage gumbo shrimp and okra gumbo oyster gumbo and seafood gumbo. Minestrone - a thick soup of Italian origin containing assorted vegetables peas and beans pasta (such as vermicelli or macaroni) and herbs in a meat or vegetable broth. Stew - a dish containing meat vegetables and a thick soup-like broth made from a combination of the stewing liquid and the natural juices of the food being stewed. How to Remove Fat from Soup... Soup always tastes better and is healthier if the excess fat (grease) is removed during cooking and before serving. Try any of the following techniques to remove fat: Use a large spoon to skim the fat off soup as it simmers. While cooking soup place the pot slightly to one side of the burner.
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Court Bouillon - a broth made from cooking various vegetables and herbs usually an onion studded with a few whole cloves celery carrots and bouquet garni (parsley thyme and bay leaf) perhaps with a little wine lemon juice or vinegar; used as a poaching base for fish seafood or vegetables. Cream soups - soups that are thickened with a white sauce. Gazpacho - an uncooked soup made of a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes sweet bell peppers onions celery cucumber bread crumbs garlic olive oil vinegar and sometimes lemon juice which is served cold; also may be served chunky-style. Gumbo - a Cajun/Creole delicacy of South Louisiana reflecting its rich history: wild game or seafood (from the Acadians) thickened with okra (from the Africans) file (from the Indians) and/or roux (from the French).