Soup & Casserole Recipes
Excellent as sides, appetizers, or even entrees on their own, soups and casseroles add a delicious touch to any meal. The beauty lies in the ability to combine any number of veggies with any number of proteins for a myriad of flavors and textures.
- Always boil with cold water, never warm or hot. Cold water has the fewest minerals from your plumbing and water heater, so it has the least effect on taste.
- Don't let the soup boil. It should simmer very gently or the meat will become tough and the broth cloudy.
- If you've made a soup meant to be cold, recheck seasonings just before serving as chilled foods tend to dull the taste buds and will need more seasoning than hot soups.
- For casseroles, cut your ingredients, such as meat, potatoes and parsnips, into similar-sized pieces to ensure they cook evenly.
- A tight-fitting lid on your casserole dish ensures the dish doesn't lose moisture during the long cooking process.