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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.
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.
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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).