There are several ways on how to serve soups. Read
on as we bring you these tips and other soup tips.
Serving Cold Soups
A cold soup should always be thoroughly chilled. Prepare and refrigerate the day
before, if you can. When serving a cold soup, chill the bowls or cups you are
going to serve it in. The soup will remain cold longer.
A liner plate placed under each bowl allows you to serve bowls filled with hot
or cold liquid gracefully. Use a salad plate beneath rimless bowls, and a
ten-inch dinner plate beneath rimmed bowls.
The plate also gives your guests a place to put
the spoon when they have finished eating, and helps to protect the table.
Other Soup Tips:
Refrigerate cooked stews and soups overnight
before serving. The fat will rise to the top and you can skim it off before
heating and serving.
In a hurry to skim the fat from the soup? An
ice cube floated in the soup will help to congeal the fat and make it easier
A leaf of lettuce dropped in a pot of soup
absorb the grease from the top.
Soups and stews should only simmer (NEVER
BOIL) when cooking.
Freeze the liquids from canned mushrooms or
vegetables; use it in soups or stews later.
To remove excessive salt from soup, drop in a
sliced raw potato.
To thicken your soup, take some of the cooked
vegetables out of the soup and puree in the blender. Then return to the
original soup mixture.