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I've been to many a party where an adorable shooter of soup was on the menu as an appetizer. I love the idea, but it seems like a lot of work to refill the cups while making sure the soup is hot enough to serve — more work than I like to do at a party. However, when I hosted a recent bridal shower, I decided to give it a try with a seasonal chilled soup.
It was perfect! I made the soup two nights before the shower, so that the day of all I had to do was pour it into the plastic shot glasses. With a velvety texture and rich corn flavor, it tasted absolutely excellent. Although the original recipe called for ham hocks, I simply omitted them to make it vegetarian-friendly. To take a look at the method (I highly recommend it) read more.
The other day I caught a repeat of Barefoot Contessa where she made a scrumptious-looking lentil vegetable soup. Without thinking I printed the recipe and headed to the grocery store — before the episode was even over. The funny thing was later that night, my sister called and said, "did you see Barefoot Contessa? She made the most amazing soup!" I informed her that the very same soup was cooking on my stove and invited her over.
I'm glad I did because the recipe serves a crowd. Like all Barefoot dishes, it's basic but full of flavor and wildly satisfying. The lentils provide a rich meatiness, and the chunky veggies are comforting and filling. To make it vegetarian-friendly, simply use vegetable broth instead of chicken stock. I highly recommend this enjoyable soup so get Ina's recipe after the break.
When the weather is cold, there's nothing like a piping hot bowl of soup to warm the kitchen and the soul. I enjoy making soup on Sunday or Monday. Then I eat it for lunch all week long. There's an endless variety to soups; if you want something luxurious you can make a cream based soup. Likewise, when you're in the mood for a lighter meal, a soup chock full of hearty vegetables is ideal. To encourage you to make more soup, I've rounded up some of my favorite recipes.
This soup is not your grandmother's tomato soup: While the rich flavor of tomatoes is most prominent, it has undertones of fizzy tanginess and pungent creaminess. The spicy sriracha adds a compelling and addictive heat to the velvety liquid. I so enjoyed this recipe that I have plans to make it again very soon. Don't be afraid of the odd ingredients. This soup is excellent! To look at the recipe, read more