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You Favorite Soup

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:57 pm
by The Twizzler
So a fellow poster who shall go unnamed insinuated that Borscht was a good soup. As an avid soup consumer I am offended by this and as challenging him to a duel is illegal
I ask what your favorite soup is. For me it is a roux based Crawfish Etoufee closely followed by a simple Tomato Bisque.
1. Crawfish Etoufee
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2.Tomato Bisque
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Below, my response to why Borscht is not in the pantheon of great soups in America.

I mean in the North East you have your Bisques and Chowders, here in the South you have Gumbo and Jambalaya as well as french roux style soups , in the South West chicken tortilla soup and your hot pepper soups, in the Midwest hardy potato, lentil, and pea soups. In the West coast your asian style soups like Ramen, Soba, Fohh, and all the Chinese and Korean styles as well. The soup world is much richer than cold beet soup

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:17 pm
by SCBrian
Hmm. FrogmoreStew/lowcountry boil count?

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And gotta go with a good She Crab soup
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I have a pot of 15 been soup in the fridge from Wednesday PM, I've been snacking on...
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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:29 pm
by flybynight
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homemade turkey soup

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:29 pm
by Towanda
Red lentil Thai chili

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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:37 am
by Halfapint
Tom Yum and Tom Ka!

Can't post pic but it's yummy!!!

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:21 am
by roOism
Tom Yum and Sauerkraut/Bratwurst based soups.

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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:42 am
by Confucius
Split pea, hands down...

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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:11 am
by The Twizzler
Yes that is one of those hardy mid western soups
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Confucius wrote:Split pea, hands down...

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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:52 pm
by ZombieGranny
Favorite soup is as hard to choose as favorite cookie...
but the one we make most is stew.
Beef stew, chicken stew. (To us, a stew has larger vegetables than a soup, a little less liquid.)

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Later today though, I'll be making a turkey leek soup.
Can't waste that turkey carcass, can we?

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:49 pm
by Zembecowicz
Tortilla soup and pho run neck and neck for me. A bowl of either one is flat-out unbeatable on a cold rainy day.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:10 am
by .milFox
Mmm Pho ...

Nothing wrong with a good clam chowdah either.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:52 pm
by SCBrian
Zembecowicz wrote:Tortilla soup and pho run neck and neck for me. A bowl of either one is flat-out unbeatable on a cold rainy day.
.milFox wrote:Mmm Pho ...
No Geaux for Faux Pho?
:rofl:

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:05 pm
by Asymetryczna
Too tough of a question for an "all-time" list. Now that the colder weather is arriving, I would not want to choose just one. For today, I went with New England Clam Chowder, 4 grapes, 3 carrots, 2 fishes and 1 piece of Italian bread, toasted.
Oh, and a pinch of black pepper.
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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:11 pm
by xd dude
I don't have a picture of it, but my wife makes this soup that is amazing. I'll even give you folk the basic recipe.

-Cook up some chorizo and drain.
-add a sliced red onion.
-add some stock, I think she uses beef stock.
-a couple diced sweet potatoes
-a can of drained garbanzo beans.
-add a healthy amount of kale.
-drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinegar in your bowl right before eating it.

Enjoy, You're welcome :D

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:56 pm
by Hiroshima_Morphine
Well- it used to be New England Clam Chowder served in a sour dough bread bowl. Zuppa Toscana was a close second. But then I quit eating shellfish and pork.

Now it would be borscht! :clap:

Actually, I've never had borscht and my wife hates beets- so I probably never will.

Beef Stew
Chili
Chicken and Dumplings
Pot Roast

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:19 am
by NamelessStain
Stuffed pepper soup:

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/199oz4aw/st ... -soup.html

Took a pot of this to an MBO, people even ate it for breakfast.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:12 pm
by Asymetryczna
Good one. We love stuffed peppers. Thanks

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:56 pm
by quazi
The Twizzler wrote:So a fellow poster who shall go unnamed insinuated that Borscht was a good soup. As an avid soup consumer I am offended by this and as challenging him to a duel is illegal
I ask what your favorite soup is. For me it is a roux based Crawfish Etoufee closely followed by a simple Tomato Bisque.
It would do you no good to challenge me to a duel anyway, for my veins are filled with beets and vinegar!

I've never tried Crawfish Etoufee, or crawfish at all for that matter. I'd be willing to give it a shot, but if it tastes anything like lobster I don't think I'll be a fan. If I'm going to eat bugs I prefer ants or grasshoppers.

I will agree with you about tomato bisque, it is my third favorite soup, with milk dumplings being my favorite and borscht being my second favorite.

When I make borscht I don't follow a set recipe, I use various amounts of whatever is around. Here is an approximate recipe:

Ingredients:
4 shredded beets (fresh beets are best, canned will do if that's all you have)
1 large diced onion
3 diced carrots
1 lbs hamburger
1 bulb diced garlic
1/2 a small head of cabbage, shredded
1 can diced tomatoes (don't drain, dump the whole thing in)
1 can tomato sauce
caraway seeds (a bunch?)
cayenne pepper
black pepper
salt
Vinegar! Lots of vinegar!
heavy whipping cream

Directions:
Fry up the hamburger with the onions and garlic.
Put it all in a pot with the other ingredients, except for the cabbage and cream.
Add enough water that you can stir, and bring it to a boil for a little bit.
Turn it down and simmer it for at least an hour.
I throw the cabbage in near the end, because I like it to be cooked but somewhat firm.
I don't know when to add the vinegar. I usually start putting some in at the beginning and keep adding a glug or two more every once in a while. I like it vinegary.

You cook it down a lot. When it cools down it should be pretty much a solid that you could eat with a fork if you wanted to. This is fine, because the liquid will come from the heavy whipping cream, which you add to each bowl after you heat it back up. Re-heat it to be extra-hot, as the cream will cool it down some.

The cream is very important!

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:21 pm
by The Twizzler
I hate beets. I hate the way they smell, look, taste, and in general just exist. Vinegar is fine in small doses and everything else I am down with. There are really two main influences in southern soups. French and African with a small dollop of Native American as well. Now when it comes to Crawfish the big question is to suck the heads or not?


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The answer is when inside no and when outside yes. You can still be classy about it.
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Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:11 pm
by Towanda
The Twizzler wrote:I hate beets. I hate the way they smell, look, taste, and in general just exist.
Then you wouldn't like my recipe for bean and beet burritos, either.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:26 pm
by quazi
Towanda wrote:
The Twizzler wrote:I hate beets. I hate the way they smell, look, taste, and in general just exist.
Then you wouldn't like my recipe for bean and beet burritos, either.
That sounds delicious.

Yesterday I was thinking about trying to make beet and onion perogies. It seems like the kind of thing that would be tasty, but I haven't tried it so I'm not sure yet.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:34 pm
by The Twizzler
#3 for me has to be Japanese Ramen. I don't mean the .35 cent packet at the grocery store. I mean actual handmade Ramen usually it has quail eggs, pork or beef, greens, home made noodles, and the broth is the kicker. You gotta use chopsticks and an asian spoon to really get it.
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Vietnamese Pho is a close runner up as well as water oxen tail soup.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:24 am
by JeeperCreeper
Campbell's Chunky. Seriously. For a $1, it's my favvvv

But my mom makes this Shrimp Corn Chowder that is to die for. And she's never actually tasted it. Cream cheese, milk, crushed red peppers, corn, and shrimp. Somehow makes magic.

Re: You Favorite Soup

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:49 am
by ZombieGranny
Cheesy Potato/Leek soup with ham.
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(Not my photo, but as close as close.)