what is your favourite kind of soup?
28 Dec 06
Beef Barley Soup 2 tsp. vegetable oil 2 medium carrots, diced 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves 2 quarts beef broth 1/2 cup pearl barley 1 medium onion, diced 12 oz. mushrooms, stems removed, thinly sliced 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes 1/2 lb. stew meat, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley Salt and pepper to taste heat oil over medium heat in a dutch oven or soup pot. Add meat and saute until lightly browned. Add onions and carrots, and saute until almost softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute until softened and liquid has almost evaporated, about 5 to 6 minutes longer. Add thyme and tomatoes, beef broth and barley. Bring to simmer; reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until barley is just tender, about 45 to 50 minutes. Stir in parsley, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve.
27 Dec 06
Actually I have two soups that are my favorites and it is hard to choose between them. One is gaspacho, a Spanish cold tomato soup with garnishes, and the other is corn chowder. It's been a long while since I have eaten gaspacho, the last time was in Arecena, Spain in the 80's. I usually make corn chowder several times during the winter but I haven't done so yet but plan on doing so right after the New Year.