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Vegetarian Split-Pea Soup

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups dried split peas, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 3), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 7 carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick (3 cups)
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
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Spicy Sweet-Potato Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, roughly chopped, washed well (1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 3 quarts Basic Chicken Stock
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Radish sprouts, for garnish (optional)
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Minestrone with Collard Greens and White Beans

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pound (about 2 bunches) collard greens, stalks removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (19 ounces each) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, in juice
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving (optional)
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Winter Minestrone

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound dried cannellini beans
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup whole canned tomatoes, with their juice, crushed
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium russet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 bunch kale (preferably Tuscan), thick stems removed and leaves cut crosswise into 1-inch ribbons (about 8 cups)
  • 3-inch piece Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese rind, plus grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
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Spiced Chickpea and Tomato Soup

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 dried hot red chiles, chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed canned tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/2 cup drained jarred roasted red peppers, rinsed
  • 3 1/2 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Parsley sprigs, for garnish
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Creamy Tomato Soup

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Fish Chowder

Ingredients
  • 1/4 pound salt pork, cut into 1/8-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 quarts Fish Stock
  • 4 cups diced potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 pound shelled, deveined shrimp, fresh or frozen (30 count)
  • 1 pound cod, cut into chunks
  • 1 pound monkfish or other firm whitefish, cut into chunks
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
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Fish Chowder

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 ears corn, kernels cut off, cobs and kernels reserved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 3/4 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 ounces small yellow squash, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 ounces small green squash, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm white-fleshed fish fillets, such as red snapper or monkfish, cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
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Creamy Tomato Soup

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 26 1/2-ounce boxes vacuum-packed crushed tomatoes, or 10 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 5 1/4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Split-Pea Soup

Other Ideas:
Peas, Soups
Ingredients
  • 8 black peppercorns, cracked
  • 3 sprigs thyme, plus more, chopped, for garnish
  • 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, plus more, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • 1 ham steak (7 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 pound split peas
  • 8 cups water, plus more if needed
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