Hot Soups How-Tos

How To: Cook homemade Vietnamese pho tai (beef & noodle soup)

Pho. If you haven't heard of this Vietnamese soup, you've got to run and try it… NOW. Okay, you don't have to run to the local pho eatery, you can make your own homemade version right in your own kitchen. In this video series from the chose "Cooking with Maily", you'll learn how to make the pho tái version of this wonderful soup. Pho tái means noodle soup with raw beef fillets, which cook when placed inside the hot liquid. It's quite a treat, and if you love soup, you'll love this. Maybe you'...

How To: Make meals from the Great Depression: Egg drop soup

The Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's and today's recession: now is a good time to prepare a meal inexpensively. 91 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Depression. In this cooking how to, Clara makes Egg Drop Soup and remembers a story about her brother.

How To: Make Indian-style chicken stock

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make Indian-style chicken stock. Harpal Singh Sokhi presents this video. To make good soup or gravy, the stock is the main part. Take the chicken bones; boil them with hot water and drain. Then refresh them with cold water, that is, just put them in cold water. Then slice half a carrot with the skin, cut one onion with the skin into quarters, celery stem, leaks or spring onion, two bay leaves, pepper corn, 3-4 crushed garlic pods and add all t...

How To: Cook a homestyle clam chowder with quahogs or large cherrystones

Sure, you've probably eaten New England clam chowder plenty of times, straight from the can on your local grocery store's shelf. But that's no way to eat a chowder. You have to make it fresh and homemade, right in your own kitchen. The best chowders are made with the freshest ingredients and patience. Jasper White shares his recipe from "The Summer Shack Cookbook", for what is truly a classic homestyle clam chowder. How does he makes it without a thickener? Watch and learn from a master.

How To: Make Filipino arroz caldo (chicken rice soup)

This video shows how to cook Arroz Caldo the panlasangpinoy way. Arroz Caldo (literally translated as warm rice) is a type of congee (or lugaw) that closely resembles the risotto. Though ,this dish is of Chinese origin, the (new) name was actually given by the Spaniards ,because of pronunciation issues.

How To: Make Chinese ma po tofu soup

In this video series, our expert Hiu Yau will show you how to approach the simple recipe for this authentic Chinese dish. From chopping vegetables to blanching and stir fry methods, Yau breaks down Ma Po Tofu cooking for anyone willing to learn.

How To: Cook Low Sodium Minestrone Soup

This is an amazing minestrone soup that is both extremely healthy and tastes delicious. It's high in fiber and is full of vitamins and minerals. Even though it's low in salt and so healthy it still leaves you feeling full and satisfied. You can make this soup anytime of the year winter, spring, summer, and fall or for lunch or dinner or even a snack. My wife and I created this recipe because she was pregnant and had to follow a low sodium diet. This recipe is not just for women who are pregna...

How To: Make beef stew in two hours

In this tutorial, Heather Johnston teaches us how to make beef stew in two hours. First, you will need to brown your meat in a skillet after cutting them into 1 inch pieces. After these are browned, add in onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and any other vegetables you prefer in a separate pot. Now, sprinkle flour and salt over the vegetables to thicken it up, then stir while it browns. Now, add your meat back into the pot with any juices and mix together. Now, you can add in 1 tbsp fresh th...

How To: Make Homemade Mushroom Soup

In this cooking video series, our expert chef will show you how to make a delicious homemade mushroom soup recipe. You will get easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to pick the best mushrooms for your mushroom soup, how to brown the mushrooms and how to cook your soup. You'll get tips for finishing touches to make your mushroom soup extra delicious, and learn how to serve your soup. This is a great cold weather soup for autumn or winter dinners that the whole family will love.

How To: Cook stir fry rice noodles with vegetables

In this tutorial, Chef Ken Hom shows us how to make stir fry rice noodles with vegetables. First you will need to take 8 oz rice noodle and soak them in water until they are soft, then drain them. Now you need to prepare your vegetables. You will need: bean sprouts (8 oz), red peppers (4 oz), shredded water chestnuts (8 oz), spring onions (6 of them finely shredded). Now, stir fry your vegetables in oil and add in 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 3 tbsp of rice wine, 2 1/2 tbsp tomato paste a...

How To: Make a creamy ginger carrot soup with Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri shows us how to make a creamy and delicious carrot and ginger soup. Start by browning some onions in hot oil in a Dutch oven. Chop up some carrots and potatoes into small chunks and add them to the pot, then add some chopped garlic and ginger. When this is nicely browned, add some chicken stock and leave it to cook on low heat.

How To: Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock

Today we are making water soup. Now this may conjure up images of a flavorless meal. In this how to video Mark Bittman from the New York Times shows how to make a flavorful soup without using stock. This recipe is equally delicious as any other stock based soup out there. Mix in onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic and fresh parsley. Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock.

How To: Cook scorpion soup with garlic and pork

Eat scorpions?!? Of course! Insects can be a great source of protein. Scorpion soup, which you can cook in a wok, may be served as a main course or an appetizer. Learn the key to cooking this unique soup, and amaze your friends at the next dinner party or potluck you attend!

How To: Make Vietnamese pumpkin soup

This video is a demonstration of how to make pumpkin soup the Vietnamese way. The ingredients are 1/2 pound of ground pork, scallions, fresh pumpkin, salt, pepper, sugar and fish sauce. Prepare the meat: mix the pork with 2 teaspoons of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, some pepper and chopped up scallions (reserve some), and two tablespoons of fish sauce. Cut up the remaining scallions. Cut up the pumpkin and remove the skin. Boil four cups of water and a little salt. Drop chunks of pork into ...

How To: Cook stove top lentil soup

Follow this quick recipe for some delicious lentil soup, made from scratch. To make a delicious stove top lentil soup, you will need the following ingredients: 1cup of lentils, 4 cups of water, 1 onion, 1 tsp oil, salt and pepper, butter and flour. Boil the lentils in water. Chop the onion, and fry the onions with the lentils in the oil. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Put the butter in a pan, melt it, and add the flour. Add some cold water to the pan and stir. Pour it into the soup....

How To: Make pork noodle soup

In order to make Pork Noodle Soup, you will need the following ingredients: noodles (any variety), sliced pork, vegetables (cabbage, bok choy, etc.), sesame seed oil, shallots, ginger, white pepper, green onions, salt, and chili sauce.

How To: Make gumbo with a New Orleans recipe

This video demonstrates how to prepare Gumbo with a Louisiana flare. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of chicken broth, 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 – 16 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, 3 stalks of celery (finely chopped), ½ of a bell pepper (finely chopped), ½ of a red pepper (finely chopped), 10 oz. of frozen okra, 1 onion (finely chopped), 1 ½ tsp of garlic powder, 1/3 bunch parsley chopped, 2 lbs. of shrimp, 2 cans crabmeat, 1 lb. s...

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