Favourite 'sturdy' soups?

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  1. charron

    charron

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    I make quite a few soups - have always enjoyed making and especially eating them - and very soon we will be putting a daily soup alongside our signature chili on a self-serve counter in our store.

    So my question is this: Which of your favourite/most-well-received soups do you think will stand up well to hot holding on a counter for several hours?

    I do plan on keeping the serving pot fairly small and refilling as necessary, but there may be times where the customer lull is enough to leave the soup untouched for an hour or so...
     
  2. dc sunshine

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    Lots of soup threads on here regarding the same thing about soups that will hold...just need to go to the search box and type in soup.

    My favs which should hold:
    1. Cream of Pumpkin
    2. Leek & potato
    3. Minestrone (might be a bit finicky with the pasta)
    4. Creamy Tomato
    5. Country Veg
    6. Chicken & corn
    7. French onion
    8. Pea & Ham
    9. Chicken broth with chicken forcemeat balls
    10. Hot Sour soup
    11. Scotch broth
    12. Roasted tomato and roasted capsicum
    13. Cream of Mushroom

    There ya go - a Baker's Dozen.

    DC
     
  3. ishbel

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    My family and friends always enjoy my traditional Scottish soups

    Cock a leekie
    Scottish lentil
    Scotch broth
    Poacher's broth
    Pea and ham
    French onion (don't laugh - Scotland and France formed the 'Auld Alliance, centuries ago - much to-ing and fro-ing of recipes!)
     
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    Mulligatawney with Lentils
    Cuban Black Bean
    Wild mushroom and Barley
    several variations of beans or lentils with winter greens
     
  5. homemadecook

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    cream of mushroom.. crab and corn.. or cream of chicken soup.
     
  6. gunnar

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    off the top

    split pea and ham
    roasted pepper
    roasted butternut squash
    french onion
    beef and lentil
    chicken tortilla
     
  7. charron

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    Those all sound like great recipes... thanks much.

    Thanks DC, I did try to use the search but perhaps I tried to be too specific.

    Yesterday I did a pork and white bean soup in a pork broth with just some fine diced mirepoix, thyme, and seasoning. It was simple and tasty and the beans held better than I would have thought. :)

    A cream of broccoli did ok, and a Thai style pepper and beef broth just got better as it rested. If only I could figure a safe way to let the customer's pho thier own beef...

    I wonder about the Scotch broth. Would the barley not go gooey?
     
  8. gunnar

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