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    Anyone have any good stew/soup recipes?

    I've been on a big soup and stew kick lately and I'm looking for some interesting recipes to try out. Last week I made a big ol' pot of albondigas (Mexican meatball soup) that turned out killer. I'm just looking for something different than the usual, or an interesting twist on the staples.

    Thanks!

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    I just did a stew of pork osso bucco, rough cut of mirpoix, bell peppers, and whole peeled roma tomatoes in a 8 hour slow cooker. Turned out great. Just love fall off the bone shank meat in a red stewey tomato sauce. This could also be a classified as a ragu too.

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    Here is a recipe from Ferran Adria's Family Meal cookbook that turned out quite well (This recipe size is for 6 people as an appetizer, but if you increased the amount it could be a main course)
    Frozen whole leaf spinach, thawed - 7 oz.
    Ripe tomatoes - 5
    Garlic cloves - 6
    Olive oil - 1/3 cup
    Cooked garbanzo beans, drained - 6 cups
    Ground cumin - 2 pinches (I suggest two heavy pinches)
    Chicken stock - 2.5 cups
    Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon
    Eggs - 6

    Process tomatoes into a puree using a handheld blender or food processor. Strain in a fine mesh strainer for 15 minutes, reserve puree.
    Finely mince the garlic. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot and add your garlic and reserved tomato puree. Add the garbanzo beans and cumin and cook for 30 seconds. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the spinach and season (you'll need quite a bit of salt, IMO). Mix the cornstarch with a little cold water until smooth, then add to the beans and spinach. Stir until slightly thickened. Keep over low heat to stay warm. Poach 6 eggs and place one on each bowl of soup.

    Very delicious and a nice change of pace. The cookbook itself is highly recommended also.

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    I make chicken tortilla and thrown whatever into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Here is a recipe from Ferran Adria's Family Meal cookbook that turned out quite well (This recipe size is for 6 people as an appetizer, but if you increased the amount it could be a main course)
    Frozen whole leaf spinach, thawed - 7 oz.
    Ripe tomatoes - 5
    Garlic cloves - 6
    Olive oil - 1/3 cup
    Cooked garbanzo beans, drained - 6 cups
    Ground cumin - 2 pinches (I suggest two heavy pinches)
    Chicken stock - 2.5 cups
    Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon
    Eggs - 6

    Process tomatoes into a puree using a handheld blender or food processor. Strain in a fine mesh strainer for 15 minutes, reserve puree.
    Finely mince the garlic. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot and add your garlic and reserved tomato puree. Add the garbanzo beans and cumin and cook for 30 seconds. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the spinach and season (you'll need quite a bit of salt, IMO). Mix the cornstarch with a little cold water until smooth, then add to the beans and spinach. Stir until slightly thickened. Keep over low heat to stay warm. Poach 6 eggs and place one on each bowl of soup.

    Very delicious and a nice change of pace. The cookbook itself is highly recommended also.

    This sounds really, really delicious. Thank you!

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    Here are two of my favorites. They aren't that fancy or different, but very tasty.

    Lentil, Italian Sausage, and Escarole Soup.

    Colombian Chicken Soup.

    And tonight I am having Thomas Keller's chicken and dumpling soup.

    I haven't tried it yet, and it does have a lot of steps, but I expect it to be very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    This sounds really, really delicious. Thank you!
    No problem. It also is very cheap and pretty quick, unless you peel all your garbanzo beans like I did.

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    Recipe for soups? Aren't soups what you make with whatever you find in your fridge?

    I love rustic soups, the easiest just a potato and leek soup which would make it as a choice into my last meal. Very straightforward, leeks, potatoes, a dash of white wine, stock, salt, pepper, maybe a bit of nutmeg. Eat it chunky with a good country bread or puree with a dash of cream and add a few slices of ham or smoked salmon when serving.

    I also love cabbage, so what I used to make quite often is, again, a very rustic and simple soup: Brown some ground meat (I like pork), add sliced carrots, onions, potatoes, leeks, savoy cabbage, and celery root (those I dice much smaller, they give great flavor but I don't like to bite on big chunks of them), fill up with stock & season (I often use a bit of nutmeg here also, one of my favorite spices) Eat with a piece of bread. Not very gourmet at all, especially since I like to slightly overcook it so that the potatoes just start coming apart and binding the soup a little bit. Of course, you can just play around and throw in whatever else you like. Brussel sprouts, for examples.

    Dang, I thought I could skip lunch and just eat some apples, now I am hungry.

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    Here are two of my favorites. They aren't that fancy or different, but very tasty.

    Lentil, Italian Sausage, and Escarole Soup.

    Colombian Chicken Soup.

    And tonight I am having Thomas Keller's chicken and dumpling soup.

    I haven't tried it yet, and it does have a lot of steps, but I expect it to be very good.

    k.
    Report back on the chicken and dumplings, I was going to make my standard recipe Sunday but if Keller's is worth the effort I may give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Recipe for soups? Aren't soups what you make with whatever you find in your fridge?
    LOL well, I'm 26 and live in a bachelor pad with two other guys. I can't really make soup with a case of PBR, half a bottle of Sriracha and some week old leftovers. Seriously though, our fridge and pantry situation is pathetic; I have to go shopping for something nearly every meal. I don't really follow recipes for soup, but I like looking at recipes and then getting ideas of what I'm going to do. Given that I have no training whatsoever in the kitchen, I always end up resorting to the classics and a couple of my own personal staples. Chaz's pork osso bucco stew idea is exactly the kind of ideas I was hoping to get, I would have never thought to do something like that.

    I can't wait until I have my own kitchen...

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