Soup is both tasty, useful and relatively simple. But there are nevertheless a lot of mistakes that you make when you make soup. Here are the most common mistakes you should avoid for the perfect soup!
You Cook instead of boil
You may want some bubbles on the surface, but it should not boil for too long, and preferably not at all, because then the meat will become chewy and the vegetables dry.
You do not have enough salt
Nothing is as important as a seasoning, but in the right way. Taste while you cook. You can use a recipe as a guideline, but learn to trust your own taste buds. Fond gives a good and deep taste as a base in your soup.
You always use broth
If you belong to those who think you can’t make a delicious soup without broth, think again! Taste the broth before you pour it in. If you would not eat it as it is, why should you put it in your soup? You may find that you actually prefer the soup with just water, which also makes the ingredients shine in themselves. Just remember that when using only water, it is important to add the right amount of salt. Tip! You can also toss in a scoop of parmesan cheese to lift the flavor of the soup while it is boiling.
Overcooking the vegetables
Let’s say you make soup on white beans. Start by cutting onions, garlic, maybe celery, then add water and beans, and simmer. Put the carrots only in the last half hour, or when the beans are about to go soft. In this way, the carrots will be cooked but not mushy. The same goes for other vegetables.
Put in the tomatoes directly
The acid in tomatoes can make beans and vegetables tough. Therefore, do not add the tomatoes until the last 20 minutes when the other ingredients are about to soften.m
Ignoring the decoration
Fresh herbs, freshly ground pepper, a splash of parmesan cheese or crispy croutons are perfect for the last touch of soup in the plate in terms of both flavor and texture. You can also pour on some balm vinegar or a splash of fresh lemon juice to get some color. Other good last-minute supplements are a click of yogurt or sour cream, roasted pumpkin seeds, or a spoonful of pesto.
Refuse to use a pressure cooker
If you are afraid of using a pressure cooker, it’s time to get over it. It has so many security features today that it is difficult to fail. With a pressure cooker, you can have homemade soup ready in under an hour. Good if you are in a hurry.