One of my favorite tricks for getting a meal on the table quickly and easily is using a deli-roasted chicken. To really enhance the flavor of this soup, sprinkle with chopped cilantro leaves before serving. If you want to add some more heat, sprinkle in crushed red pepper while it is simmering.
I don't know what it is...this soup cures what ails ya. A recipe for Authentic Jewish Penicillin (chicken soup) tweaked by a sympathetic goy. I make a big pot of this when cold & flu season hits and freeze small containers to reheat whenever one of us feels the bug coming on. I pureed this for my baby last winter and he loved it.
This hearty soup makes a great fall meal, served with a salad and some warm crusty bread (we usually have a whole wheat baguette), or use it as a first course. It is derived from a Pumpkin Soup recipe I found several years ago in The Wine Spectator. For a dressy presentation garnish with a bit of Creme Fraiche and some julienned prosciutto. I've made this recipe using brown sugar and also substituting Spenda and my family has not noticed a difference. I have also substituted low fat evaporated milk for the heavy cream with no issues in the final result. This soup can be prepared up to 24 hours before serving. re-heat over very low heat prior to serving.
Miso soup is the ultimate comfort food for us. Don't let this recipe scare you away! It is much simpler to prepare that it appears. We usually serve this with a green salad with peanut/ginger sauce. Sometimes we even have this for breakfast on a cold day (not many of those in Houston)! The ingredients can be found in any Asian market or on-line Asian grocery stores.
Good tasting easy to make soup. It came from a church friend of mine, who gave it to me when I moved. It goes well with the Cheese and Garlic Drop Biscuits recipe on this site or store bought refridgerator type butter biscuits. I substituted left over meatless spaghetti sauce for the pizza sauce and Stagg Chili Laredo beans for the S&W Southwest beans.
I'm in love with this soup!! A very good friend of mine made this for me recently and I fell in love. I'm very picky about my Tortilla Soup and this by far the best ever. She makes hers in the crock pot and I have to agree, that it's easy and tastes just wonderful!! Whatever you do, DO NOT skip the garnishes! They are the icing on the cake! UPDATE April 2010: Obviously I've made this so many times I never even look at the recipe anymore! But I wanted to add some variations that I play around with that are great. Like many reviewers black beans and corn are great additions. Sometimes I add them to the leftovers (if there are any :-) so that is feels like something new the next day! I have also made it several times with shredded pork which turns it into a pork carnitas type of soup. If you like it on the spicy and smoke side buy a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and mince up one or two and add it. And lastly, a little swizzle of half and half or heavy cream just minutes before serving makes it a creamy tortilla soup that is wonderful and it is also a good way to tone down the heat if it got away from you...
Posted above the counter of the Soup Nazi's "take-out-only" Soup Kitchen is a sign laying out three important steps to buying his soup. Knowing that to violate these rules is to risk being refused service, as most of us have seen in the classic 1995 episode of Seinfeld. This is a "copycat" version of his Cream of Sweet Potato Soup.
P.S. The Rules
1. Stand on line & have your order & money ready when you get to the counter.
2. Tell the Soup Nazi your order & pay him.
3. Move to the far left to receive your order.
This is a hearty soup loaded with healthy goodies. Could be a vegetarian soup--just leave out the meat. Plenty of protein and plenty of veggies. It is a one-dish meal along with some homemade bread and a salad.
This is my favorite potato soup recipe - very easy and quick. I always end up at least doubling the recipe and there's never much left! I think I must have found this recipe in a newspaper somewhere, but I'm not sure!
I have made this as a main course for many dinner parties, and I always get great reviews, even from kids! Don't let the amount of ingredients scare you away! It is really a dump in and let sit style soup. If you are a vegetarian, simply omit sausage, up the fresh spinach, and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth. My vegetarian friends love it! This recipe came from my dear Great Aunt Frankie, with a few additions of my own. This soup is wonderful served with crunchy bread.
I'm getting tired of seeing the so-called tortilla soup recipes running around that are nothing but a glorified chicken soup with tortillas added. Here's the real McCoy. Similar to the recipe at Houston's restaurant (modified, of course, to suit my tastes)
For a beef version check out my recipe #261711.