300 Sensational Soups Cookbook Review + Recipe

Synopsis from Robert Rose: "A good soup nourishes the heart as well the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. Hot soup is warming on a winter day, while cold soup is just as welcome in the heat of summer.

From comforting creamy chicken and rice soup to refreshing gazpacho, 300 Sensational Soups offers something for every season, mood and occasion. There are 50 international soups, including Vietnamese pho, Italian wedding soup, and Middle Eastern harira. Soups from the sea include such favorites as snapper in Asian broth with habaero and shrimp, and shrimp and pea soup with lemongrass. Each recipe also includes tips and techniques along with garnishing ideas. As well, there are many creative variations and serving suggestions.

There is also the Just (Soup) Desserts chapter, which features 20 dessert soups, including coconut soup with mango fritters, chocolate soup with brownie croutons, and chilled cherry soup with creme anglaise swirl.

With 300 recipes to choose from, ranging from everyday fare to elegant dishes for entertaining, 300 Sensational Soups offers home chefs a perfect bowl of soup every time."

ISBN-10: 0778801969 ISBN-EAN: 9780778801962 
Price (CAD): $27.95 Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 384 Published Date: Oct 2012

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My Thoughts: I give this book 5 stars for a great go-to soup cookbook. If you are looking for more ideas for soups or starting out with soups like myself, you will love this book. With 300 recipes there is a guarantee that there will be tons your family will enjoy making this a great addition to your cookbook shelf.

We have tried a bunch of the recipes and each and every one has turned out tasty, and a list growing each time I look at the book. I love the set up of this cookbook as each recipe is on one or two pages max, most are one page! For ease of reading it is clear on how many it serves, which I love this way you know if you will have left overs or can serve it to a crowd, or even freeze some for another meal later on. The page is divided into 2 sections with tips and a description and tips on the left of the page with the ingredients and recipe on the right. The recipes are clear and easy to follow even for beginners.

There is a whole section on toppings and garnishes if you would like to had croutons, creams, meatballs etc. I also love the first chapter of Stocks, it gives you tons of information on the basics of stocks and 14 different recipes.
Texas Cowboy Soup - serves 8-10

6 slices of bacon, chopped
1 1/2 lbs of lean ground beef (I used only 1 lb and it was plenty for us)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp chili powder (can change if you like it not spicy)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 freshly ground black pepper
2 baking potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cans (each 14-19oz/398 to 540 ml) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14 oz/398 ml) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (14oz/398ml) diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, with juice
4 cups beef stock
1 can (14oz/398ml) corn kernels, drained
Cornbread croutons (recipe in book page 369)
  1. In a large pot, saute bacon over medium heat until starting to brown. Add ground beef and saute, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; saute until onion starts to soften, about 3 minutes. 
  2. Add potatoes, beans, both cans of tomatoes and stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are just tender, about 20 minutes. Add corn and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  3. Ladle into heated bowls and garnish with croutons.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Robert Rose. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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