We don't know about you but winter is our favorite time of the year! With a whole year coming to an end and gratitude in our hearts, the festivals are also knocking at the doors. Amidst all the preparations and the arrangements, we cannot forget how joyous it gets to indulge in good food! When we place winter soup in the same sentence, know that you will be rendered with comfort, coziness, and utmost warmth.
In today's article, we will be sharing insights with you to make some amazing winter soups at home as you beat the cold.
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Why are we asked to make extra when it comes to winter soup?
Well, this is an old saying, when you make winter soup, always make extra! You never know, all might get over in a jiffy! After all, it is winter! You cannot guarantee anything! In winter you can always serve the guests some soup in case someone visits you unexpectedly! A warm bowl of love and soup is always the best thing.
Plus you should always get ingredients double what is needed so there is enough soup to store away later.
How to make the stock at home?
Of course, you shall get readymade stock in the market but those won't be as good as the homemade fresh variety! Unless you are running late, it is best to make soup with stocks prepared by yourself. There are several kinds of stocks, vegan, beef, chicken and so much more.
Unless you use the right stock enriched with flavors, your soup will taste bland and watery! It is the stock that gives the right taste to your soup. Let's take up the example of the chicken and learn how to make chicken stock!
You can stockpile the chicken bones in the refrigerator or even use some rotisserie chicken. Add in a pot of water along with vegetables, seasonings, and as many different kinds of ingredients as you want. After a few hours of brewing your chicken stock will be ready! Use some and store away the extra!
Should you add the veggies raw or saute them?
Now, what is important? Every soup more or less contains veggies! The question arises whether you should serve them raw or saute them first. The taste of the soup is determined by how you can build the flavor of the broth gradually!
Otherwise, it is simply a watery mixture, that's all! Sauteing the veggies will certainly enhance the taste of your soup. Make sure you slice them finely which helps to release and dissolve the flavours faster into the broth.
How much time do you need to cook a soup?
Here is a good thing to ask! The time consumed to make a winter soup! You may put the soup on the boil and then simmer, allowing it to sit on the stove for a while.
All the ingredients in a soup are not added at first! For example, if you add veggies and meat at the same time, by the time the meat is cooked, the veggies will have melted away. Time your ingredients as you add them into the pot next time.
Once sauteing is done and all the ingredients like meat, veggies, etc have gone into the pot, turn down the heat and let the broth simmer for a while. This gradual process of prolonged exposure to heat develops the taste of the broth. Don't boil your soup or the meat will get mushy and the veggies will dissolve away.
Warm Up This Winter with Delicious Winter Soup Recipes
Delicious and packed with great taste, you are certainly going to enjoy this marvelous treat!
Creamy and cozy, this is an extraordinary treat for the taste buds! Don't forget it has bacon.
Have you tried chickpea soup before? If not then you are certainly going to regret much!
Delicious, juicy, and enriching in taste, you shall be smitten with every sip! Drizzled with herbs, your soup is ready in no time.
Yup, we are talking about the extraordinary ginger chicken soup recipe! Cozy and zesty, every sip will make you crave more.
Refreshing and light, this soup is also very easy to make and super fast in terms of prep time.
The vegetable noodle soup is ideal for vegan dieters! Healthy and thick, you must indulge in its blissful taste!
Served with herbs and veggies, this tastes simply divine. You can enjoy this one for dinner or a hearty winter evening treat.
Succulent, rich, and flavorful, there is more to this chicken ball soup! If you wish to have something nutritious and healing to the body then this winter soup is perfect to indulge in!
No wonder everyone told us the first attempt itself made them a fan.
This vegetable-enriched soup can be made with everything that you find in the kitchen.
From greens to squash, celery, and so on! Toss them all into a broth and brew this extremely yummy and you ought to try it out!
How many times do you get a cold or cough during the winter? You can get this immune-boosting chicken soup prepared!
Delicious and healthy at the same time, this one is a must-have! Shall we get started with the preps then?
There is truly something marvelous about sweet potato soup! Delectable, creamy, and thick, you will enjoy this one for sure.
Rich and soupy, you shall be smitten with every sip. So what are you waiting for?
Meaty, scrumptious, and rich, the turkey meatballs are super easy to make. Rich and tempting, you are going to love this one!
Served with herbs and seasoning, you ought to give it a try! So what are you waiting for?
Easy to make and gluten-free, this Moroccan lentil soup helps you to detox yourself!
Vegan and packed with proteins, you ought to give it a try! Zesty and yummy, this one is a must-have! Shall we get started with the preps already?
Bursting with flavors and a hearty treat, this is an incredible choice! Being of Tuscan origin, this minestrone is super exciting and a unique idea!
Delicious and ready in less than a few minutes. Have it for dinner tonight.
Zesty, flavorful, and rich, you will surely enjoy this one! The presence of white beans makes it filling and you won't even feel hungry for a while.
Probably a great choice to indulge in, we must say!
Are you craving chicken soup? Because we can help you to make this one with perfection!
Delicious and indeed so good, you will enjoy this treat! Soupy and rich, this is ideal for winter nights! Don't forget to give it a try.
Rich, creamy, and packed with the delicious flavor of sweet potato you ought to indulge in its blissful taste!
Don't forget to add the sausages to your soup as well. Shall we get started then? Let's go.
Do you want pasta, vegetables, and broth in a single soup? Well, then you have to go ahead with this extraordinary treat!
Ready in a few minutes, you are about to enjoy a great dinner! Don't forget to pair it with bread.
Being vegan and gluten-free, this immune-boosting lentil soup is ideal if you are following a keto diet!
Gorgeous and flooded with wonderful flavors, we can guarantee you will not be disappointed with this recipe.
Well, we have to share this recipe for Tuscan soup with you! Packed with white beans and tasting so good, you shall be smitten with every sip!
Cozy and rich, every sip will make you drool for more until the entire bowl is empty.
Here is a wonderful Italian soup recipe that you should indulge in! Rich, thick, and healthy, this white bean soup is the perfect definition of a blissful experience for your taste buds. Shall we then?
If you are in the mood for something zesty and rich, then here is what you need!
The secrets to making the best lemony lentil soup recipe! Delicious, smooth, and juicy, every sip will make you crave more.
You can try out the gorgeous coconut curry corn chowder recipe! It is thick, rich, and loaded with great flavors!
Ready in a few minutes, this is amazing and leaves you smitten at the very first attempt. Wish you luck!