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Thread #165816   Message #3983094
Posted By: lefthanded guitar
19-Mar-19 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Vegetable soup - any ideas?
Subject: RE: BS: Vegetable soup - any ideas?
I may have the answer for you , Al.

I make something that could either be called a stew or a (thick) soup.
I have to admit I do use a small chunk of meat; nothing fancy - whatever
cut of steak meat you prefer. The stew/soup is made of any vegetable I happen to have about (potatoes, green peppers, celery, etc) and it always includes onions and garlic. I let this simmer for a llllooonnnngggg time, which means at least 4 hours. I find that long time cooking on a low light lets the flavors come out; this soup/stew is so savory I don't even need salt.

But the real secret is : Scallions!!!!
I discovered this quite by accident, when a local produce
supplier had green scallions that looked so fresh and
colorful, I couldn't resist buying them . I chucked a whole
load of scallions ( bulbs and all) into my stew/soup on a whim,
and got quite a delicious meal . Never make my stew/soup   without them now.
I think that even if you don't want to add the meat for flavoring; scallions should
do the trick.