Before this beautiful winter season comes to an end, I wanted to post a couple more soup recipes that I have made. They are two very different recipes and two delicious soups.
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, halved & thinly sliced
1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp dry mustard
1-14.5 oz can chicken broth
3 cups peeled and cubbed potatoes (3 med-I used red skin)
8 oz cooked kielbasa, sliced 1/4 in thick (we used uncooked polish sausage and cooked/crumbled ourselves)
1 cup chopped carrots (2 medium)
3 1/4 cups milk
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (12 oz)
Cook onion and celery with butter until tender. Stir in flour, Worcestershire sauce & dry mustard. Stir 2 minutes and gradualy stir in broth. Add potatoes, sausage & carrots. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer about 20 mintes. Stir in milk and pepper. Cook and stir till it barely comes to a boil. Reduce heat and gradually add the cheese, stirring until melted.
Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese and pepper.
Thai Chicken-Noodle Soup
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes (1 cup – not the whole can!)
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken thights (or any kind of chicken meat) cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp grated fresh ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger
1 T sesame oil
6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp fish sauce
3 oz dried rice noodles, broken if desired
2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped green onions (2)
snipped fresh cilantro (opt)
coarsely chopped peanuts (opt)
Combine 1 cup tomato and peanut butter in a small bowl.
Cook chicken, garlic and ginger in hot oil about 5 min, till chicken is brown. Stir in tomato mixture. Add broth and fish sauce. Bring to boil Stir in noodles, reduce heat. Simmer 5 min. Stir in cabbage. Simmer 5 min more and remove from heat. Stir in bean sprouts and green onions.
Ladle soup in bowls and top with cilantro and peanuts if desired. (I think the cilantro added a nice flavor to the overall soup)
Both recipes from Better Homes & Gardens – Soups and Stews