Cooking the perfect soup is no easy task. That’s why we created this article — to help you overcome the difficulties and finally achieve the taste you wanted your dish to have.
First of all, read the recipe and familiarize yourself with it but, meanwhile, try to find your tools and ingredients for it. Gather the right bowls, measurement utensils, and most chefs say that having the right pots and pans is one of the most important factors in cooking soups.
It is recommended to use the most powerful burner on your stove.
This makes it all take less time.
Also, another important thing is to make sure everything is organized. For example, while you are preparing certain ingredients, try to have something being cooked on the stove and so on. In a nutshell, some ingredients should be cooking while you work on others.
This kind of organization and timing speeds up the process and also develops your multitasking skills.
When it comes to seafood, there are certain meats that cook faster, like shrimps, mussels or clams. Another great purchase you can make in order to speed up the process is to buy pre-chopped ingredients. Nowadays you can find a mix of pre-chopped vegetables for every kind of soup. They just need to be added to the soup. Or, if this doesn’t work for you, chop them by hand or by using an appliance.
Hopefully, the article below will help you experience the flavor of a good soup.
Sicilian fish soup
This one uses a Sicilian trick. Have you ever heard about grating the butternut squash into the soup? Well, this is something specific to the Italians, especially the Sicilian area.
You will notice that it gives the soup a nice color and a sweet taste.
For the first step, chop 1 red onion, 2 sticks of celery, half of a bulb of fennel, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 red chili. Heat oil in a pan and then add the vegetables and cook until soft. Then, add one glass of white wine, 800 grams of chopped tomatoes or passata and continue cooking for around 30 minutes. Season it and break up the tomatoes with gentle moves.
Taste it, season it with salt or pepper to taste and then serve it with a drop of olive oil. Also, you can add lemon juice if needed.
This dish has 265 calories and it is very healthy. It is a dairy-free and gluten-free meal. It is really easy to make and it takes around 1 hour. There are 6 servings so it is suitable for big families or events with around 6 guests.
This is an amazing soup that’s pretty easy to prepare. It’s also delicious.
This dish works best with cod or halibut because there are firm white fish. Don’t try it with more delicate ones, like sole, or oily ones, like tuna.
Choose a pot with a thick bottom, then heat 6 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add one medium chopped onion and saute for about 4 minutes. Cook for a minute more before you add the 3 large minced garlic cloves. Add two-thirds of a cup of fresh parsley and stir it in.
Add one cup of chopped tomatoes and cook for around 10 minutes. Put 8 oz of clam juice, half of a cup of white wine and the fish. Cook until the meat easily flakes apart, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Season it as you like and add salt to taste.
This recipe should be ready in no longer than 30 minutes (the cooking time is 20 minutes and the preparation time is 10 minutes), and it is made for 4 people. Also, it gives you the opportunity to experiment, since it goes well with shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops or shellfish. Play with this amazing soup and become a designer of your own meal! Recommend it to your friends, as well.
Italian fish soup
Italians are known for their amazing cuisine. Give this soup a try and if you like it, tell your friends about it.
This used to be called the Poor man’s soup since it included the leftovers of the fish. Nowadays, the recipe is a little fancier.
Start with finding a large pot and adding 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2-3 cloves of garlic (chopped) and as many hot pepper flakes as you think. Cook them on medium heat for one minute and then flatten them with a fork or a spoon.
Cook for one more minute after you add the assorted fish and then add a quarter of a cup of white wine. Cook for another 3 minutes on medium-high heat. Add approximately one cup of tomato puree, water, oregano, basil, salt and parsley to taste and stir to mix them.
Bring to boil then reduce the heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes.
It is usually served with Italian bread. The preparation time is of 15 minutes, the cooking takes 30 minutes, so there is a total of 45 minutes when it comes to this recipe. It has 274 calories and there are 4 serves in this recipe. Give it a try and amaze your senses with the taste of a true Italian soup as soon as you can.
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