Soups and Stews


Ingredients 3 lb beef (top blade chuck or shank) One 3- to 4-lb chicken 3 medium yellow onions 3 carrots 3 celery stalks 3 fresh or canned plum tomatoes 1 sachet containing 3 whole cloves, 8 black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, and 3 thyme sprigs […]

Soups and Stews

Chicken Broth

Makes 2 1/2 quarts broth Ingredients 4 lb stewing hen parts, including backs and necks 3 qt cold water, plus more as needed 1 large yellow onion, cut into medium dice 1 celery stalk, cut into medium dice 1 carrot, cut into medium dice 5 black peppercorns, cracked 4 parsley […]

Soups and Stews

Farmer’s Delight Puréed Soup with Garden Gremolata

MAKES ABOUT 10 CUPS   Preheat the oven to 425°F.   Market Basket Options   Vegetables (cooking times will vary and consistency may need to be adjusted): cauliflower, fennel, Romanesco, sweet or regular potatoes, carrots, celery root, squash (winter or summer), mushrooms, cooked legumes, tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, asparagus 

Chef's Notes Plus

How to Make a Hearty Vegetable Soup Without a Recipe

Hearty vegetable soups (broth + veggies + other ingredients, left chunky) are for more than the cold of winter, since they can showcase some of our favorite spring and summer veggies! Best of all, you don’t need a recipe to make a flavorful hearty soup, as long as you follow […]

Pantry, Soups and Stews

Ichi Ban Dashi

Makes 1 gallon A primary ingredient in Japanese cooking, dashi is a broth made by simmering flakes of dried bonito tuna (katsuobushi) with pieces of seaweed. Dashi is the base for miso soup, but is also a flavorful base for vegetable soups or brothy noodle dishes. You’ll find kombu sheets […]

Soups and Stews

Minestra Maritata

Makes 4 to 6 servings This is a typical dish of the Campania region in which the meat “marries” with the vegetables. The broth can be prepared a few days before the rest of the soup, making it a quick and easy spring time supper. Ingredients 8 oz pork ribs […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Free-Style

Stuffing (or maybe you call it dressing?) is highly personal. You might follow the same family recipe each year, or maybe you go out in search of something new and exciting. More often than not, you might be let down. This isn’t because the recipes are bad, but it’s because […]

Soups and Stews

Udon Noodle Pot

Makes 8 servings Ingredients Dashi 2 large pieces (about 3 oz) of kombu, cut into 3-in squares 6 cups cold water 2 cups dried bonito flakes Udon Noodle Pot 24 oz fresh or dry udon noodles 1 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil 6 cups Dashi, or prepared dashi 12 […]