We all love classic soup recipes and these include French onion, chicken noodle and tomato. Sometimes though, it is nice to make something a bit different.
If you are having guests over or if you want to surprise your family, you might like to try a sweet fruit soup as an appetizer or dessert, a thick stew-like soup or a spicy soup. Soup can be an appetizer or an entree and it makes a hearty lunch or a great dinner.
Many Types of Soups
What about making a pea and fennel mixture, a root vegetable combo or a sweet cherry soup? The sky is the limit when it comes to soup recipes and you might like to tweak an old classic, such as spicing up a chicken noodle soup or making a chilled tomato soup rather than a hot one. You can try some international soup recipes too, if you are feeling adventurous.
Soup recipes are a great way of using up vegetables, which are past their prime. If you are making a carrot and orange soup, you might want to add some pumpkin, yam, or mushrooms to it. You can mix and match ingredients where soups are concerned and you might even discover a new soup recipe, which becomes a family favorite.
Pineapple and Cashew Cream Soup Recipe
This tasty and unusual soup recipe makes enough to serve a family of four. The potatoes, onion, and vegetable broth give this soup a nice wholesome tasting base and the pineapple, nuts, and cream add a tropical flavor. This is a really nice winter warmer of a soup and it is a great recipe to serve in the fall or winter.
What you will need:
1 cup chopped cashews
1 finely chopped red onion
5 fl oz half-and-half
1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 cup bourbon whisky
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
4 gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups strong vegetable broth
2 minced garlic cloves
Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
How to make it:
Melt the butter over a low medium heat in a skillet, and then add the chopped red onion, tossing well to coat. Saute the onions gently until they are soft. This will take about three minutes. Stir them often.
Add the garlic and saute for another two minutes. Put the garlic and onions in a food processor or blender with the cashews and process until smooth.
Transfer this puree into a big saucepan, and then add the potatoes, pineapple chunks, bourbon, half-and-half, broth, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, and then turn the heat down to medium.
Let the soup simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Add the water and cornstarch mixture to the soup and keep stirring it until it thickens. Serve the soup garnished with the fresh parsley and perhaps some garlic bread.
When you are making unusual soup recipes you can either make something brand new or experiment with a classic favorite like onion soup, jazzing up the recipe. There are hundreds of ways to make onion soup, as you will discover at our our site. You can make French onion soup recipe many ways.
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By: Christine Szalay-Kudra