Quick soup recipes make use of quick boiling of a good soup stock and fresh ingredients to make delicious pots of Chinese soups.
Busy cooks need quick soup recipes because it means being able to get hot delicious soup onto the dining table under 30 minutes. What could be simpler than quick boiling as a soup making technique?
It involves bringing a soup stock to a good boil, add all the ingredients in and cook till they are done. Suitable for fresh seafood, fresh green leafy vegetables and any ingredient that cooks quickly.
Here are a few tips to make the cooking process a breeze.
Tip 1. Use a soup stock
Quick boiling soups need a good soup stock. Since it is cooked quickly, there is insufficient time for the ingredients to "impart" any flavour to the soup unlike the simmering soup method. So, instead of water, make sure you start with a good soup stock.
You will be surprised at how good a soup taste even if just a store-bought stock cube was added to flavor the soup. Water with seasonings like salt and pepper is not enough. Learn more about making soup stocks.
Tip 2. Marinating the meat ingredients
Meat like pork, beef, chicken or fish should be thinly sliced. A little pounding with the back of a knife or meat mallet to loosen the meat fibre helps to tenderize the meat.
After seasoning, a little cornstarch or a soup thickener should be added. The cornstarch coats the meat slices giving them a smoother texture when cooked. It also prevents moisture from escaping. Read more about cornstarch and thickeners.
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