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Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

Last post Jan 08, 2008 9:56 PM by Rebecca_WV_40 . 25 replies.


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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

    speaking of Olive Garden soups this one is my fave.

     

    Zuppa Toscana Soup like Olive Garden's®

      

    Submitted By : Jessica Dudley
    Serves : 12
    Prep Time: 0:35

    1 lb. spicy Italian sausage - crumbled
    1/2 lb. smoked bacon - chopped
    1 qt. water
    (2) 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
    2 lg. russet potatoes - cubed
    2 garlic cloves - crushed
    1 med. onion - chopped
    2 cups chopped kale OR Swiss chard
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    salt and pepper - to taste

    -In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage, breaking into small pieces as you fry it; drain, set aside.
    -In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon; drain, set aside.
    -Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and onion in a pot; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender.
    -Add sausage and bacon to pot; simmer for 10 minutes.
    -Add kale and cream to pot; season with salt and pepper; heat through.

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

    Never the other veggies but always the onions and celery. That is where you really improved the flavor. It also help to heat the garlic up a but too and some herbs such as rosemary.

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

     Yes.  Onions, celery, and carrots.

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

     I always saute my onions, but have never thought about carrots. I'll have to try that next time.

    Zuppa Toscana is my favorite thing to order at Olive Garden (or as my parents call it, The Italian Gardens). Yum! 

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

    I keep reading this thread title as "Do you salute your carrots..." LOL

    I usually saute the onions, but not the carrots and celerly, because I like a bit of crispness left in them.

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

    Janister, Here is the recipe.    

                  Colorful Chicken N Squash soup

    1 broiler/fryer chicken (about 4 lbs

    13 cups of water

    5 lbs. butternut squash (aobut 10 cups)

    6 medium carrots

    2 large onions

    3 tsp salt

        place chicken and water in water, when it comes to a boil reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour or until chicken is tender.

    Remove chicken and strain the broth and skim fat.   Return broth to pan:  add the squash ,  kale and carrots and onion.  Bring to boil , reduce heat and simmer for about 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

      when chicken is cool enough to handle remove meat from bones and cut into bite siz pieces.   Add chicken and salt to soup,  heat through.

     

    * I cut the recipe in half when I made it since I didnt know if I would like it.   I also added some potatoes with it.

     

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

     I like cooked vegetables to be slightly crisp to the bite. I add them raw to dressing/stuffing, soup, stews, any casseroles, etc.

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    I learned a few years ago from watching a Lydia show that she shredded potatoes, carrots, onions and celery and sauteed them in olive oil until tender - then added her stock and other things for making a soup base.  I have used this ever since and it is a very flavorable stock.  It absolutely works sauteeing the vegetables before making the stock.  The shredded vegetables almost dissolve after hours of cooking the soup.  Delicious broth.

     

     

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

    Yes, I don't like my veggies in my soups to be crunchy.

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  • Re: Do you saute your carrots and onions before adding them to your soup?

    Alaska_Prof

     Yes.  Onions, celery, and carrots.

     

    Me too!

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    Rebecca