Soothing Soups

Pumpkin Soup, Soup

Like every appetizer, soups help prepare your appetite for the main course. Needless to say, if it tastes dull, you will lose your appetite and will not have the ability to enjoy your meal. That is why it’s essential to be certain that your soup is rich and flavorful – and there is no better means to do just that than adding fresh herbs and spices.

Here Are Three rich and creamy spices and herbs soup recipes that will surely boost your appetite:

1.

5 cups chicken broth
1 cup half and half cream
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup sliced green onion
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
5 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
In a saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter then cook onions, basil and simmer until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and sugar then gradually stir in cream. Cover and simmer for thirty minutes. Melt the remaining butter in another saucepan then cook bread, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Mix about 1/2 cup of the soup mix into the flour and stir till smooth before massaging the flour mixture back into the soup. Serve immediately.

2.

3 1/2 cups crushed berries
20 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
Bring to a boil then simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat then stir in basil leaves. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes then puree soup using a blender. Return the soup to the pan, then add butter and cream then cook, stirring continuously, over medium-low heat until butter is melted.

3. Creamy Cucumber Spice

What you need:

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp curry powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon sesame oil
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil then cook garlic and onion until tender. Add the cucumber, vegetable broth and milk then stir in soy sauce, curry powder, parsley, red pepper flakes, cayenne powder and sesame oil. Allow to simmer over medium-high heat then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes longer. Remove from heat and allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Puree with a blender till smooth.

Have a bowl of some of these creamy and rich spices and herbs soup recipes for a surely fulfilling appetizer! Raccoon Droppings inside is never a good sign.