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October 27th, 2019

Mushroom and charred tomato soup from The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus--with 325 all-new recipes--for family and friends

Another great soup from Anna Thomas. This one is fairly labour intensive (but not difficult) involving caramelizing onions, peeling and roasting tomatoes, soaking mushrooms, and sautéing veggies. I split... read more >


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Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®

By Melissa Clark
Clarkson Potter - 2017

31st May 2019

Bone broth : page 30

I liked this broth; I used it to make an excellent soup (mushroom and thyme, my own recipe), and it also made a good broth on its own. I am noting the details here for my own reference and for anyone else that's interested. I used 2 packs of beef bones and 5 chicken backs. Roasted at 450 for 30 minutes. Placed in 6 Q instant pot with 3 quarts water and the remaining ingredients as listed (I would reduce salt next time a bit). Cooked on high setting 2.5 hours natural release. Total time including roasting was about 4 hours 15 minutes. More time needed to cool broth if necessary. Once cooled and refrigerated it gelled up nicely.

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20th February 2018

Vietnamese chicken and rice soup : page 117

A pretty good soup that was ready in just over an hour. I did omit the kombu as stated in the headnote. I found the final soup tasted good with just a hint of the ginger and spices coming through, so in future I will probably increase the ginger. Also, the soup was quite salty (even with low salt stock), so next time I would probably decrease the stock a bit and increase the water.

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