There's nothing more comforting than a nice, warm bowl of soup. I don't know about you, but I think we all could use a little comfort right now. Today, I'm sharing three of my favorite soup recipes.
The first recipe I'll share is for my Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
. With this recipe, you'll be making the soup from canned tomatoes. After letting them simmer with onion and garlic for twenty minutes, you'll add spices, sour cream and lime juice to the saucepan. You'll then blend the soup to get a nice, creamy texture. You can use an immersion blender or a traditional standing blender, like the Vitamix
You've probably had tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich during the same meal, but have you ever had them both in the same bowl? Instead of traditional croutons, I make a grilled cheese with slices of white cheddar and then slice it into small squares. When eating this dish with my family, I place a platter of grilled cheese cubes on the dining table. That way everyone can decide how many croutons they'd like in their soups.
If you want a lighter soup that leaves you feeling refreshed, then this Melon Soup with Crispy Prosciutto
is for you! While it's tempting to snack a lot or eat heavy foods during prolonged periods in the house, that may leave you feeling groggy and bogged down. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, the melon in this soup is sure to fuel you.
Though you'll eventually sauté the prosciutto, you will not have to apply any kind of heat to the melon base of the soup. First, you puree two medium cantaloupes in a food processor, like this one from Cuisinart
. You then add dry sherry and lime juice to the mixture. Make sure that you plan ahead when making this soup. You'll want to chill it in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
The last recipe I'll share is for my Thai Chicken Soup
. I love this soup because of its amazing lemongrass flavor. It also leaves a delicious aroma in our home whenever I prepare it. Before making this soup, please read the recipe carefully since there is some straining involved. You'll steep lemongrass in chicken stock for ten minutes before straining the lemongrass out. You will then combine the stock with chicken, coconut milk and tomatoes. Seasoned with chilies, fish sauce and soy sauce, this soup truly packs a one of a kind flavor. You've got to try it!
Since you have to chop or slice ingredients for all of these soup recipes, I wanted to share a couple tools that you should definitely have in your kitchen. First off, you'll need a quality chef's knife like the 8 Inch Knife I designed above
. With a sharp, stainless steel blade, this knife can easily cut through different types of food. It also has an ergonomic handle for a comfortable grip.
The second kitchen tool you'll want to have is a good quality, cutting board. I love this Architec Gripper Wood Cutting Board
because it has rubber on its backside. That means it won't slip and slide on your kitchen counter mid chop. With these recipes and kitchen tools, you're sure to make delicious, comforting soups the entire family will love!