Hot Soups How-Tos

How To: Cook a watercress and stilton soup

James Martin makes a smooth full-flavoured soup combining Stilton and watercress. You will need chicken stock, shallot, garlic, celery, watercress, potato, and stilton cheese. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a delicious watercress stilton soup.

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 a savory and thick French onion soup

What better way to get your greasiness on than with a thick and juicy French onion soup? Though the rich French dish is a little too oily for some, we love it because of the delicious flavor balance between the crunchy bread, warm, caramelized onions, and thickened cheese topping.

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: 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: 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: Make cream of asparagus soup with Sunny Anderson

In this video, we learn how to make cream of asparagus soup. First, add in 1/2 stick of butter to a large pot and saute with 1/2 clove of garlic and 1/2 of an onion chopped up. Now, chop the bottom off of your asparagus, then chop into inch length pieces and place into your pot. Now add in 6 c of chicken stock to your pot and mix everything together. Once everything is heated, Place ingredients into a blender, filling it 1/2 way full each time and blend until you have a cream. Once finished, ...

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 a wonderful creamy parsnip soup

Parsnip soup is delicious on a cold, dreary day. In this tutorial, learn how to make a wonderfully creamy parsnip soup with a slight curry taste and awaken your senses. This soup will not take long to make and requires few ingredients, so it is perfect when you want to whip up something in no time.

How To: Cook Pho Ga like a restaurant chef

The national dish of Vietnam, Pho, is an amazing dish that you can have at any time of the day, preferably in the cold weather! In this video you will learn how to make Pho Ga, a version of Pho with chicken instead of beef. Chef Mai Pham shows you how to cook the Pho the best way and techniques for cutting the vegetables and spices properly.

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 New Orleans style gumbo with scallops

You can't get better gumbo than in Louisiana, but if you, like us, can't make it out there anytime soon then the best way to soak up the savory and spicy flavor of Louisiana is to bring Louisiana home to you. Gumbo, a very thick and deep stew consisting of meat, vegetables, and more chili powder than most of us would deem safe, is a tradtional Lousiana dish.

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 Sopa de Fideo Mexican soup

This video shows how to make Sopa de Fideo, a traditional Mexican soup. In the blender put some Roma tomatoes, two cloves of peeled garlic, a small amount of onion, and two tomato and chicken bouillon cubes, and blend together.

How To: Make Tuscan minestrone soup

This video is demonstrating how to make a Tuscan minestrone soup. She uses some olive oil into a pot and put it on top of a Dutch oven. She uses zucchini, summer squash, carrot, onion and adds garlic into the whole thing. All these vegetables are minced already. She uses some seasoning powder. She lets the vegetables sit for 10 minutes until they get soft. She then adds some about 4 cups of chicken broth and adds some diced tomatoes. Afterwards, she adds the pasta and lets it cook! Make Tusca...

How To: Make southern low country crab stew with Paula Deen

Fabulous and creamy, make this scrumptious low country carb stew. Follow along as Paula Deen shows you how to make it. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting, like this recipe. Watch how easy this low country crab stew is to prepare and c...

How To: Make creamy cheddar soup with Paula Deen

Hot, rich and creamy, Paula Deen's cheddar soup is pure comfort food. Try making a creamy cheddar soup on a cold winter day. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. You'll just love the sharp taste that the cheddar cheese brings to this c...

How To: Make miso soup the easy way

Don't you love that tasty soup served at Japanese restaurants before your meal. That light yet flavorful soup is called miso soup. This how-to video shows you how to make miso soup. Watch this video cooking lesson and learn how to make it.

How To: Remove the fat from stock

Stock are very easy to make and even easier to remove the fat from. In this how to video Chef Paul talks about removing the fat from your cooking stock. Watch and learn how to make your broths just a little healthier by removing the fat that gathers at the top.

How To: Make leek soup

In this video series, our expert will demonstrate how to make a delicious leek soup recipe. You will learn how to prepare all the vegetables, including mushrooms, garlic and leeks of course.

How To: Make giambotta (Italian vegetable and sausage stew)

This dish was originally made either with all vegetables, or with the addition of Italian sausage. Growing up, Chef John remembers this being made with sweet Italian sausage occasionally, but most of the time it was hot dogs. Hot dogs were simply the least expensive sausage available, and so our grandparents, needing to feed many mouths without many dollars, chose this lower cost alternative. The strange thing is, it really works! It tastes wonderful no matter what sausage you chose

How To: Make chicken soup with leftover chicken

Chicken soup is a classic dish that you'll enjoy eating for years to come. Learn how to make a delicious chicken soup from leftover roasted chicken. Virtually every culture around the world enjoys chicken soup, and though the flavors may vary from place to place, every version involves chicken, broth, vegetables and starch.

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