Sunday, February 21, 2010

Famous Soup Nazi Recipe, No Soup For You!

Well now there is! Alot of ingredients BUT WELL WORTH THE EFFORT!!!
The Soup Nazi's® Indian Mulligatawny Soup

4 quarts water (16 cups)
6 cups chicken stock
2 potatoes, peeled & sliced
2 carrots, peeled & sliced
2 stalks celery, with tops
2 cups peeled & diced eggplant (about 1/2 of an eggplant)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup frozen yellow corn
2/3 cup canned roasted red pepper, diced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1/2 cup roasted cashews
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
dash marjoram
dash nutmeg

1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot over high heat.
2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours
or until soup has reduced by more than half, and is thick and
brownish in color. It should have the consistency of chili.
Stir occasionally for the first few hours, but stir often in
the last hour. The edges of the potatoes should become more
rounded, and the nuts will soften. Serve hot.
Makes 4-6 servings.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Famous Soup Recipes Red Lobster Clam Chowder

This is a FAV during cold days.


Serving Size : 6

1 qt Clam juice
1 c Non-fat dry milk powder
2/3 c Flour
1 can Chicken broth -- (14
2 Ribs celery -- chop fine
1 tb Dry minced onion
1 can Clams -- (10 ounces) minced
1 pinch Dry parsley flakes
2 Baked potatoes -- cook, Peel & cubed or chopped

In blender put clam juice, milk powder and flour,
blending smooth. Pour into 2-1/2 qt saucepan and stir
in chicken broth, stirring constantly on medium-high
heat until thick andsmooth. Turn heat to low. Stir in
celery, onions, clams, parsley and potatoes. Keep on
low heat up to an hour and season with salt and
pepper. Freezes well.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Famous CopyCat Soup Recipes

This is a GREAT Chili Recipe!

Here's a favorite recipe for chili that clones the stuff served
at the Wendy's chain. Dave Thomas, Wendy's founder, has been
serving this chili since 1969, he year the first Wendy's opened
its doors. Over the years the recipe has changed a bit, but
this version here is an amazing copy of the version of chili
served in the early 90's. Try topping it with some chopped onion
and cheddar cheese, as you can request in the restaurant.

So get on your Apron & Start cooking!

Wendy's® Chili

2 pounds ground beef
One 29-ounce can tomato sauce
One 29-ounce can kidney beans (with liquid)
One 29-ounce can pinto beans (with liquid)
1 cup diced onion (1 medium onion)
1/2 cup diced green chili (2 chilies)
1/4 cup diced celery (1 stalk)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water

1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat; drain off
the fat.
2. Using a fork, crumble the cooked beef into pea-size pieces.
3. In a large pot, combine the beef plus all the remaining ingredients,
and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes,
for 2 to 3 hours.

Makes about 12 servings.


For spicier chili, add 1/2 teaspoon more black pepper.
For much spicier chili, add 1 teaspoon black pepper and a tablespoon
cayenne pepper.
And for a real stomach stinger, add 5 or 6 sliced jalapeno peppers
to the pot.
Leftovers can be frozen for several months.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Famous Soup Recipes

During the next few days.... new "Famous" Copycat Soup recipes will be posted.
With all the cold snowy weather, these will be a welcome "warm up" for dinner!

The Soup Nazi's® Crab Bisque

4 pounds snow crab clusters (legs)
4 quarts water (16 cups)
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, quartered
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley
2 teaspoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
2 bay leaves
1/3 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons half and half
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon marjoram

1. Remove all the crab meat from the shells and set it aside.

2. Put half of the shells into a large pot with 4 quarts of
water over high heat. Add onion 1 stalk of chopped celery,
and garlic, then bring mixture to a boil. Continue to boil
for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (The white part of the shells
will start to become transparent), then strain stock. Discard
the shells, onion, celery and garlic, keeping only the stock.

3. Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce
pan or cooking pot. If you don't have enough stock, add enough
water to make 3 quarts.

4. Add potatoes, bring mixture to a boil, then add 1/2 of the
crab and the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring it
back to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours, uncovered
until it reduces by about half and starts to thicken. Add the
remaining crab and simmer for another hour until the soup is
very thick.
Makes 4-6 servings.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Why Olive oil is bad for Stir fry

Olive oil is not good for high heat cooking.

This was gotten from Yahoo but I thought it was really interesting to add here for future reference.

"We all know that certain oils are healthier than others, but your oil health goes beyond just the type. The health of your oil can be related to how you use it too.
Each type of oil has what is called a “smoke point.” The smoke point is the specific temperature at which the oil starts to break down…or in more technical terms, its molecular structure begins to change. These molecular changes result in changes in flavor, as well as changes in nutritional value…specifically, the nutritional value of the oil starts to degrade; changing what once may have been considered an especially healthy oil (such as Olive or Flaxseed which is rich in Omega-3s), into one that is unhealthy.

The higher an oil’s smoke point, the higher the temperature the oil can withstand. As a result, each type of oil should be used for the cooking method that is most appropriate to its individual smoke point and heat tolerance. Here is a quick guide for the next time you reach for your favorite oil.
Note that the above table represents oils that are refined. Most oils we buy are refined. Refined oils tend to have much higher smoke points than their unrefined counterparts. They also differ in nutrition and flavor. Unrefined oils are more nutritious (some of oils’ nutrients are removed during the refining process) and they tend to be much richer in flavor. For instance, unrefined peanut oil will smell and taste just like peanuts, while refined peanut oil will have a lighter smell and taste. "