125 Best Soup Recipes
125 Best Soup Recipes
125 Best Soup Recipes 125 Best Soup Recipes 125 Best Soup Recipes 125 Best Soup Recipes

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Publisher: Robert Rose

Author Statement: Marilyn Crowley and Joan Mackie
Audience: Trade
Specs: 16 pages of color photographs, index
Pages: 192
Trim Size: 7" x 10" x 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20050903
Copyright Year: 2005
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125 Best Soup Recipes

125 soup recipes that are quick to make and suited to modern lifestyles -- great soups do not need long simmering times with the tips and techniques given in this book.

A definitive collection of recipes for soup lovers.

The old-fashioned image of a simmering stock pot, bubbling for hours, is seldom seen today. Soup recipes in this book are quick to make and well-suited to modern lifestyles. With easy-to-learn basic knowledge about soup making, anyone can create a wide-ranging variety of soups.

Recipes are gathered into the following categories:

  • Stocks and Garnishes: Whole Chicken Stock, Court Bouillon, Parmesan Shortbreads
  • Garden Soups: Chunky Summer Vegetable Soup with Romano Curls, Roasted Carrot and Onion Soup, Fresh Tomato Soup with Cayenne Mayonnaise
  • Chowders: Winter Barley Chowder with Lamb Sausage, Tomato Clam Chowder, Broccoli and Cheese Chowder
  • Hearty: Mexican Chili Bean and Corn Soup, Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds, Lentil Dal Soup
  • Fancy: Moroccan Cumin Chicken Soup, Cream of Watercress Soup with Sea Scallops, Seeing-Double Soup
  • Coolers: Chilled Curried Carrot Soup, Chili Lime Chicken Soup, Cooling Cucumber Soup with Chives

When time is short, the Jump Starts chapter provides virtually instant soups that combine fresh ingredients with pantry staples. A practical section called The Soup Kitchen lists the basic utensils and handy ingredients needed for making great soup anytime and everytime.


Marilyn Crowley is a professional chef, food writer and editor.

Joan Mackie is a journalist who writes extensively about food, lifestyle and home decorating.



Many writers and that elusive, anonymous source known as "an old proverb" get credited for having mused that, "Of soup and love, the first is best." Now that's a recommendation that even the most savvy modern marketer would have trouble topping. It's surely a clear indication of how popular and widespread the concept is, how universal the appeal of soup is and how important soup is deemed to be in achieving personal happiness! "Really?" you ask. "Isn't that a bit much?"

Well, think about it. A good soup does not let you down. It nourishes your heart as well as your tummy and spreads a feeling of satisfaction and contentment as each mouthful is savored and swallowed. A soup warms you up on a winter's day and cools you down in the sweltering heat of summer. After eating a bowl or more of delectable soup, you are guaranteed to feel better than before you ate it. If you desire soup in a hurry, you can quickly have it, and if, having made a pot of soup you decide to "put it on ice" until later, you can do that too. Is it possible to say that you can get all these satisfactions from love? Probably not!

For all you skeptics, perhaps the best way to prove the adage is for you to start making beautiful soups and seeing the effects they have on family and friends. Let 125 Best Soup Recipes be your guide and inspiration; then, with time, you'll find you gain the confidence to combine your own ingredients into soups featuring your favorite foods and flavors.

With some easy-to-learn basic knowledge about soup making, you can build a wide-ranging repertoire. And the good news about soups is that it will not take days out of your life to make them. The old-fashioned image of a long-simmering stock pot, bubbling for hours if not days -- to produce a satisfying meal, is gone. Today's soups appeal to the carefree cook because they are quick to make, well suited to our speed -- driven lifestyles and our desire for the freshness that fast prepping produces. This make-it-quickly method, which defines most contemporary cooking, retains the foods' best flavors and nourishing properties much more effectively than cooking for several hours would do.

There is an almost limitless number of soups waiting to be made. Some are "thin" such as stocks, bouillons and consommés; some are "thick" and created from stock and pureed vegetables or from stock and grains, pulses, rice or pastas; and some are chunky, showcasing bite-sized pieces of meat, poultry, fish and vegetables, making a meal in a bowl. Some are everyday fare while others are elegant enough for entertaining. Some are piping hot, others achingly cold; some are heavy with fats, others slimmed and trimmed. Complementary garnishes and tantalizing accompaniments provide value-added bonuses. Flavors, textures and looks all get star billing in a beautifully made soup, one that keeps you coming back for more. There's lifetime security knowing you can repeat the pleasure whenever you get the urge.

Now, that's more than you can say about love!

Marilyn Crowley
Joan Mackie



The Soup Kitchen

  • Essential Utensilss
  • Soup Staples

Start to Finish

  • Whole Chicken Stock
  • Cooked Poultry Stock
  • Fresh Chicken-Bone Stock
  • Ham Bone Stock
  • Beef Stock
  • Court Bouillon
  • Fish Stock
  • Light Vegetable Stock
  • Dark Vegetable Stock
  • Garlic Butter
  • Garlic Bread
  • Croutons
  • Crunchy Wedges
  • Fresh Salsa Topping
  • Parsnip Crisps
  • Sahara Snacks
  • Celestine Crêpes
  • Parsley Pick-Ups
  • Hot Pepper Rouille
  • Crème Fraîche
  • Flavored Butter Coins
  • Parmesan Shortbreads
  • Fast Focaccia

Classics and Beyond

  • Dijon Vichyssoise
  • Parsnip Vichyssoise with Prosciutto
  • Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup
  • French Sweet Onion Soup
  • Cajun Shrimp Gazpacho
  • Minestrone
  • Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Past e Fagioli (Bean and Pasta Soup)
  • Shrimp or Lobster Bisque
  • Landlocked Bouillabaisse with Fresh Fennel and Rouille
  • Scotch Broth with Barley and Lamb
  • French Canadian Pea Soup with Ham


  • Autumn Leek Soup
  • Fresh Tomato Soup with Cayenne Mayonnaise
  • Finnish Vegetable Soup
  • Asparagus and Leek Soup with New Potatoes
  • Very Green Asparagus Soup
  • Pea and Asparagus Soup with Fresh Tarragon
  • Oven-Roasted Vegetable Soup
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Red Curry and Coconut Milk Swirl
  • Chunky Summer Vegetable Soup with Romano Curls
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Soup
  • Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Bisque with Garlic Baguette Boats
  • Roasted Carrot and Onion Soup
  • Curried Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Chives
  • Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Stilton
  • Cream of Spinach Soup with Nutmeg and Yogurt
  • Chickpea and Spinach Soup
  • Sausage Savoy Soup
  • Garlicky Spinach and Beans in Broth
  • Sweet Onion and Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil Crème
  • Clear Corn Soup
  • Miso Soup


  • Winter Barley Chowder with Lamb Sausages
  • Fresh Mussel Chowder with Saffron and Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Bay Scallop Chowder with Double-Smoked Bacon
  • Corn and Kielbasa Chowder
  • Sherried Mushroom Chowder with Swiss Cheese
  • Wild Mushroom and Rice Chowder
  • Down-East Clam Chowder
  • Tomato Clam Chowder
  • Dilled Two-Salmon Chowder
  • Spicy Thai Chowder with Shrimp and Coconut Milk
  • Fresh Seafood Chowder
  • Broccoli and Cheese Chowder
  • Creamy Corn 'n' Cheddar Chowder


  • Julentini Soup
  • Curried Squash and Cider Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds
  • Fiery Fall Pumpkin Soup with Shrimp
  • Celeriac Potato Soup with Julienne
  • Creamy Carrot Soup with Peanut Sauce Drizzle
  • Fennel Soup with Cambozola
  • Toasted Hazelnut Cremini Mushroom Soup
  • Creamy Celery and Celeriac Soup
  • Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Hot Pepper Rouille
  • Lentil Dal Soup
  • Italian Lentil Soup with Sausage
  • Mexican Chili Bean and Corn Soup
  • White Bean Soup with Barley
  • Brazilian Black Bean Soup
  • Prosciutto and Pea Soup


  • Chicken Soup with Celestine Threads
  • Cream of Watercress Soup with Sea Scallops
  • Mushroom Soup with Puff Pastry Dome
  • Seeing-Double Soup
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Ginger Orange Crème Fra
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  • Fresh Clam and Fall Vegetable Soup
  • Roasted Tomato Bisque with Sea Salt Wedges
  • Garlicky Chunky Chicken Soup
  • Moroccan Cumin Chicken Soup
  • Chili Lime Chicken Soup
  • Sole Velouté with Diced Vegetables


  • Pear and Parsnip Soup with Roasted Pepper
  • Minted Petits Pois Soup
  • Chilled Curried Carrot Soup
  • Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup with Olive Oil
  • Chilled Watercress Soup with Cucumber Raita
  • Yellow Pepper Soup with Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • No-Cook Avocado Soup
  • Fruit Soup with Fresh Basil
  • Breakfast Banana Bisque
  • Chilled Artichoke Soup
  • Balkan Beet and Buttermilk Soup
  • Cooling Cucumber Soup with Chives

Jump Starts

  • Tomato Soup with Tortellini
  • Clear Tortellini and Spinach Soup
  • Clam Chowder with Roasted Garlic
  • Broccoli and Cheddar Chowder
  • French Canadian Pea Soup with Bacon and Fresh Thyme
  • Chunky Cream of Vegetable Soup
  • Charleston Crab Soup
  • Granny Smith Squash Soup
  • Cajun Tomato Soup
  • Tex-Mex Chili Soup
  • Mediterranean Mussel and Tomato Soup
  • Vietnamese Pho Soup
  • Portobello Mushroom Soup with Sherry
  • New Orleans Gumbo
  • Avocado Soup with Lime
  • Pea Soup Diable
  • Curried Chicken Soup with Toasted Coconut
  • Cucumber Yogurt Soup
  • Mushroom Consummé


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