Hot Soups How-Tos

How To: Make traditional Japanese udon noodle soup with vegetables and chicken

'Udon' means 'thick', and udon noodle soup is a traditional Japanese dish known for it's thick rice noodles. This delicious soup is made with dashi, mirin, soy sauce, fresh vegetables, chicken and shellfish. The tutorial shows you how to start by making the dashi broth, boiling and blanching the vegetables, and then cooking the meat for a soup that's a meal by itself.

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 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: Make a traditional Vietnamese Pho

Pho (pronounced Fa) is a fantastic traditional Vietnamese dish, a little on the spicy side, but oh so good! Instead of going out to a Vietnamese restaurant to buy some, why not make your own!? In this video you will learn how to make a traditional version of Pho that will be searing your tastebuds in no time!

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 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 New Orleans style oyster & artichoke soup

Mardi Gras teaches the secrets of making New Orleans style oyster & artichoke soup in simple steps. First chop 1 onion, 1 garlic clove and a can of artichoke coarsely and grind another can of artichoke in a processor. Melt butter in a soup pot, add the chopped onion and garlic to it. Now add some salt, pepper, seasoning and a quarter cup of flour and cook by stirring constantly. Add the quartered artichoke, half and half (half milk and half cream) and artichoke puree and cook for 10 minutes. ...

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 moo tom khem Thai pork stew with Kai

In this dish, you can use pork legs or pork tenderloin. It's called moo tom khem or khai pae lo in Thailand. Serve it with cooked rice. You will need pork, sugar, boiled eggs, ginger, pae lo Chinese five spice powder, and cooking oil. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make moon tom khen, or pork stew, with Thai chef Kai.

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: Cook a southern style black eyed pea Hopping John

Hoppin John - What the heck is Hoppin John? Well, its some awesome Cajun cooking, and also a low country recipe popular in South Carolina. Watch this how to video to learn how to make Hoppin John, a black eyed pea recipe. All you need for this Cajun recipe is: black eyed peas, canola oil, diced onions, bells peppers, garlic, celery chicken stock, tomatoes, jalapeno, bay leaves, ground thyme, ground cumin, Cajun Creole seasoning and pork sausage.

How To: Make authentic New Orleans style jambalaya

Jambalaya is a delicious dish, full of flavor and always satisfying. Watch this video and learn how to make your own hearty jambalaya to share with friends or eat all by yourself. This is an authentic New Orleans recipe full of delicious ingredients.

How To: Make a heart healthy and diabetic friendly jambalaya

Tasty, good for you and completely authentic! For this recipe, you will need: canola oil, 2-3 diced onions, 2 celery stalks, 1 green bell pepper, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 4 ounces chicken, 28 ounces diced tomatoes, 4 cups water, 1 cup barley, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano and a pinch of salt. Make a heart healthy and diabetic friendly jambalaya.

How To: Make a medium spicy turkey chili

Perfect for those who like spice, but not too much. For this recipe, you will need: 1 pound ground turkey, 2 red peppers, 1 medium onions, 1 hot green peppers, 2 jalapeno peppers, 1 chopped head of garlic, 1 package chili mix, 1 teaspoon basil, 1/4 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, 32 ounces kidney beans, 24 ounces diced tomatoes, 12 ounces tomato sauce, 12 ounces chicken broth, 6-8 tablespoons brown sugar, jalapenos, chilis and cayenne pepper to taste. Make a medium spicy turkey ch...

How To: Make a traditional rich and creamy tomato soup

Once you have this soup, you'll never reach for another can again. You will need: 4 ounces salted butter, 1 large chopped onion, 4 stalks chopped celery, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped fennel bulb, 2 chopped carrots, 3 cans diced tomatoes, 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock, 12 sun-dred tomatoes, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, pepper, 3 cups light cream, Worcestershire sauce and 5 tablespoons cornstarch. Make a traditional rich and creamy tomato soup.

How To: Make the basic French onion soup recipe

French onion soup is a classic of French cooking, and it is not too terribly difficult to master. This tutorial from Chef Jackie Robert shows you how to make it, and make it perfectly every time. All you need are: 20 pounds of sliced onion, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 bottle of white wine, 2 quarts of water, salt, pepper, French croutons, Swiss cheese and Muenster cheese. Make the basic French onion soup recipe.

How To: Make pumpkin soup and cream of broccoli soup with Amy Chow

Mmm mmm. There are loads of things we love about fall - the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, the return of the pumpkin spice latte at Starbuck's - but one of our favorite things is the seasonal comfort food. Soups are a must-have when the temperatures drop, and what better soups to chow down on than pumpkin soup and broccoli soup on a cool fall night?

How To: Make creamy sweet potato soup

In this video, we learn how to make creamy sweet potato soup. Ingredients include: 2 sweet potatoes, 2 c pumpkin, 2 carrots, 1 celery root, 1 large chopped onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 c rose wine, 1/2 c cream, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, salt, pepper, and 2 tbsp olive oil. First, peel the potatoes, then cut them into cubes. Next, saute the garlic and celery root with oil for one minute. Then, add the carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin and continue to stir. Then, add some fresh thyme, chicken stock, and...

How To: Make Cuban Sopa de Platano (plantain soup)

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Cuban Sopa de Platano (plantain soup). Ingredients are: 4 c chicken broth, 1 chopped onion, 1 carrot, 1 celery rib, 4 garlic cloves, 2 large plantains, 1 bay leaf, salt, 1/2 c cilantro, and 1 lime. Once you have prepared all your ingredients, add the onion, celery, and carrots to a pan with olive oil. Saute these, then add in the garlic and mix together with the chicken broth. From here, add in the bay leaf, then the salt and bring to a boil. Add in the ...

How To: Make instant hot tomato rasam

In this video we learn how to make tomato rasam. You will need: 2 tsp ghee, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, 1/8 tsp asafetida, curry leaves, green chilies, 1/4 tsp crushed black peppercorns, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tomato soup can, 1 tsp tamarind paste, salt, 1 tsp rasam powder, and cilantro. First, heat up the ghee in a pan. Then, add in the mustard seeds and let them pop. From here, add in the asafetida, curry leaves, green chilies, garlic, and black peppercorns and mix together. Then, add in the...

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