"Soup Base" + 7
Oct. 16, 2012 11:35 pm
Updated: Oct. 18, 2012 5:04 am
Oct 12th I blogged about a soup recipe that I'd found in a magazine some years ago... After making a very large batch, there are 7 additional options, using the Vegetable Soup Base as a starting place. I had promised to share these additions, so here
you all go, in case you've been waiting for me!
With each of the following, you begin with a 2 cup portion of the original soup base.
Minestrone: To soup base, add 1/2 cup rinsed and drained canned white kidney beans (cannellini.) Bring to a boil and stir in 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta, either fusilli or rotini, pre-cooked per package directions. Heat through, and add 2 tbls. freshly grated
Parmesan or Romano cheese and 1 tbls. freshly chopped basil. Sprinkle additional cheese atop each serving bowl.
Mexican Chicken Soup: Soup base, plus - 3ozs boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, 1/3 cup frozen corn kernals, thawed, 1/4 tsp cumin. Heat to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes until the chicken is cooked, stirring occasionally. Stir
in 3 tbls. crumbled tortilla chips, sprinkle with 1 tbls fresh cilantro, and serve with a lime wedge.
Greek Fish Stew: Cook one diced red potato in boiling salted water for 5 minutes, or until tender. Pour off water, and add soup base and 4ozs skinless catfish or cod fillet, cut into chunks. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until the
fish is cooked through. Gently stir in 1 tbls. chopped fresh dill, sprinkle with 2 tbls feta cheese crumbled on serving bowls.
Southwest Chili: Cook 4ozs (1/2 cup) of ground turkey meat in a non-stick skillet until browned and cooked through. Add soup base, 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned black beans, and 1/4 cup salsa. Heat to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle
serving bowls of soup with grated cheddar, and serve.
Thai Shrimp Soup. In a bowl, cover 1 oz rice noodles (linguine style) with hot water, let stand 10 minutes, drain and set aside. Meanwhile, stir 4 ozs shelled and deveined med. shrimp, 12 halved snow peas, a pinch of ground red pepper, and the noodles. Heat
to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 2-3 minutes until shrimp are fully cooked. Remove pan from the heat and stir in 1/4 cup light coconut milk, 1/2 tsp grated fresh lime peel, and 2 tsp fresh lime juice.
Goulash: cook 4 ozs ground turkey meat in a non-stick skillet, 1/2 tsp paprika, a pinch of caraway seeds, and a pinch of salt, for about 4 minutes or until turkey meat is cooked through. Add soup base, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
Stir in 1/2 cup egg noodles, cooked per pkg. directions. Heat through, remove pan from heat, and serve bowls with a 2 tbls sour cream.
Red Beans and Rice Stew: coat a saucepan with cooking spray, and cook 2ozs turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, with 1 sliced green onion (white only,) until sausage browns. Add soup base, 1/2 cup canned red beans (drained and rinsed,) 1/2 cup cooked
brown rice, and 1/8 tsp cajun seasoning. Heat to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle chopped green onion (l/o top,) on soup when serving.
there ya have it all, folks! The main soup base is pretty darn good as is, if you're in the mood for a veggie soup.... Usually I feel the need for some protein however, so usually add "something."
Before I began this blog, I did respond to comments re: my last post... meanwhile, be happy, be healthy, be crazy!