Tom Yum Soup With Shrimp

381719F1-D313-4B75-92B7-C300DAFBCD79I came up with this Shrimp Tom Yum Soup recipe last night, courtesy of quarantine 2020 lol. One of our favorite Thai restaurants has been closed and I have been dreaming of Tom Yum soup so I decided to try making my own. To my surprise, it turned out perfect from the very first attempt and tastes exactly like it does at the restaurant! Michael found this Tom Yum paste at an Asian grocery market (I’ve also seen it at International stores) and it makes this recipe so simple because you have all the great flavors of Tom Yum soup, without having to buy a bunch of ingredients that are difficult to find. I am so excited to share this super easy and fast recipe with you all!

Tom Yum Soup With Shrimp

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This recipe is a courtesy of quarantine 2020 lol. Michael found this Tom Yum paste at an Asian grocery market and it makes this recipe so simple because you have all the great flavors of Tom Yum soup without having to buy a bunch of ingredients that are difficult to find.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 LB Raw Shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 8 Cups Filtered Water
  • 4 tsp Vegetable Flavor "Better Than Bouillon" Paste
  • 1-3 TBS Tom Yum Paste found in the Asian market, according to your spiciness preference
  • 1 12oz. Can Organic Evaporated Milk
  • 2 15oz. Cans Straw Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Lime to juice
  • 2 TBS Cilantro optional, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, bring 8 cups filtered water to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add 4 tsp of the vegetable flavor "Better Than Bouillon" paste. Then add 1-3 TBS of the Tom Yum paste, to taste, according to how spicy you prefer your soup.
  • Add the can of evaporated milk and lower the heat to a light boil (low-medium).
  • Add the 2 cans of straw mushrooms (drained and patted dry with a paper towel). Then add the 1 LB raw shrimp. Cook 10-15 minutes until the mushrooms and shrimp completely cook through.
  • Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime into the pot and mix thoroughly. Ladle into bowls and serve hot, with chopped cilantro garnished on top, optionally.

Notes

This soup tastes great the next day, just heat up the amount you need in a small pot. 
Keyword 30 minutes, easy, soup, Thai

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup

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This Thai coconut shrimp soup has quickly become a new favorite soup in our family! You will be surprised at how super fast and easy it is to make, yet the taste is the quality of a Thai restaurant. You can add chicken instead of shrimp or no protein at all. You can have it with the rice or even with rice noodles, we’ve tried both and both ways are delicious!

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Soup

This Thai coconut shrimp soup has quickly become a new favorite soup in our family! You will be surprised at how super fast and easy it is to make, yet the taste is the quality of a Thai restaurant. You can add chicken instead of shrimp or no protein at all. You can have it with the rice or even with rice noodles, we’ve tried both and both ways are delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4
Calories 929 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 LB Shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 1/2 TBS Fresh Ginger grated
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 TBS Red Red Curry Paste
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 13.5 oz. Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 3-4 TBS Cilantro optional, finely chopped
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan or rice cooker, cook rice according to package instructions and set aside when done cooking. Meanwhile continue with next steps. 
  • In a large pan, on medium heat, melt 2 TBS butter and add 1 LB shrimp. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and cook until cooked through. Set aside.
  • In a Medium pot, on medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil. Add in the diced onion, diced red bell pepper and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and ginger and cook another minute until fragrant. 
  • Whisk in the red curry paste and mix well. Then whisk in coconut milk and vegetable stock until well combined. Bring to a light boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook on low for 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened, then add the lime juice. Mix well. 
  • To serve, put rice (or rice noodles) in a bowl, add shrimp, soup broth, and sprinkle with cilantro leaves (optional). 

Notes

This soup reheats well. Keep cooked rice and cooked shrimp separate and add to soup broth when ready to reheat. Reheat in a small pot on low. 
Keyword 30 minutes, easy, shrimp, soup, Thai

Crockpot Beef Stew

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I came up with this recipe last weekend when we had a “snow day” it was mostly icy rain and barely enough snow to cover the ground but we live in the South so it was a big deal and not a day you want to drive around for groceries or out to eat, so the night before we bought all the ingredients for this super easy, but very delicious crockpot beef stew. I couldn’t find a recipe that I wanted so I threw together a bunch of stuff and it turned out absolutely perfect!!! It was literally the best beef stew that I’ve ever tried. It’s interesting how the spontaneous recipes usually turn out to be the best ones.

Crockpot Beef Stew

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Tender fall apart beef chunks, hearty potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and onion in a savory broth. Comfort food in a bowl! Just make sure that you prepare it in advance to give it 7-8 hours on HIGH in the crockpot to cook until the vegetables and meat are tender and juicy. I did the prep work in the early morning and it was ready in time for dinner.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 2-2.5 LB Beef Stew Meat or Chuck Roast cubed into 1 inch pieces
  • 2-3 TBS Olive Oil to fry beef
  • 2 tsp Steak Seasoning to fry beef
  • 5-6 Gold Potatoes cubed into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Bell Pepper chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 4-5 Carrots chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Large Onion chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 LB Mushrooms cut in halves or quarters
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 Cups Dry Red Wine
  • 8 Cups Beef Broth I make my own Better then boullion beef broth
  • 1 15oz. Can Tomato Sauce or 2 TBS Tomato paste
  • 2 tsp Mrs.Dash or any salt-free seasoning on choice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 2 TBS Dry or Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Bay Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Do the prep work first. Wash and cut the meat into cubes. Wash and cut the potatoes into cubes (I leave the skin on if it’s gold potatoes). Wash and chop up the bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms also. If you are making your own beef broth like I do, then make beef broth and set it aside.
  • This step is optional. I have made it with raw meat in the crockpot too and still got the same tender, flavorful beef taste. However I do prefer to precook the beef first because I like my beef seared and browned on the outside. To precook your meat: Set a frying pan with 2 TBS olive oil on Med-High heat and cook the beef thoroughly, adding salt or steak seasoning to taste. Stir it every few minutes, and sear the beef until it gets browned.
  • Put the raw or precooked meat and all the chopped veggies (potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onion) into the crock pot. Add the wine, tomato sauce (or paste) and beef broth. Sprinkle in some salt to taste, I add 3 tsp Salt. Add in the Mrs.Dash (or other salt free seasoning), paprika, Italian seasoning, dry or fresh parsley and bay leaves. Add in the minced garlic cloves.
  • Stir everything gently, and turn the crockpot on HIGH for 7-8 hours. Yes, it does take 7-8 hours cook time to get juicy, tender, flavorful meat and tender vegetables. Gently stir halfway through if possible.
  • At the end, stir the stew, ladle into bowls and enjoy! This stew tastes great on the second and even third day. Just reheat the portion needed in a pot.

Notes

This stew tastes great on the second and even third day. Just reheat the portion needed in a pot.
Keyword beef, beef stew, crockpot, soup

Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Gouda Soup

 

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My hubby and I first tried this delicious soup at Dean & Deluca restaurant, which unfortunately closed here in Charlotte, so I knew I had to recreate it at home. To my delight, it tastes almost exactly like Dean & Deluca! This soup is creamy, comforting and just perfect for a chilly day like today and was a hit with my boys. Super easy to make and it’s a gluten free/low carb recipe. Delicious and nutritious!

Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Gouda Soup

A recreation of Dean & Deluca's Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Gouda Soup. This soup is creamy, comforting and just perfect for a chilly day. The best part is how easy it is to make and that it’s a gluten free/low carb recipe. Delicious and nutritious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 1 17 oz. Jar Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2 14.5 oz. Cans Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. Block Gouda Cheese shredded
  • 2 TBS Tomato Paste
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth I make my own "Better Than Bouillon" broth
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Basil
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Oyster Crackers optional, for serving

Instructions
 

  • In a medium pot, melt 2 TBS butter on med-high heat. Add the diced onion and cook until soft and translucent. Then add minced garlic and stir for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the roasted red peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Bring to a boil. Then cover the pot with a lid, and simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
  • When soup is done simmering 1 hour, blend it with an immersion blender to a smooth pure (or use a blender or food processor then transfer back to the pot). Add heavy cream and shredded gouda cheese. Mix well and let it simmer on low for another 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with some oyster crackers and enjoy!
Keyword easy, soup

Summer Squash Soup

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Nothing tastes more like summer to me than this Summer Squash Soup! I got the idea for this recipe after trying this soup at Dean & Deluca restaurant and absolutely loving it. When our local restaurant closed I had to recreate this yummy recipe at home! This soup tastes better on the second day, once all the flavors blend. For a vegan version or less calories, you can omit the heavy cream but I highly suggest adding it because it gives the soup an extra creamy flavor. The easiest and tastiest Squash soup recipe ever!

Summer Squash Soup

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Nothing tastes more like summer to me than this Summer Squash Soup! I got the idea for this recipe after trying this soup at Dean & Deluca restaurant and absolutely loving it. When our local restaurant closed I had to recreate this yummy recipe at home! This soup tastes better on the second day, once all the flavors blend. For a vegan version or less calories, you can omit the heavy cream but I highly suggest adding it because it gives the soup an extra creamy flavor. The easiest and tastiest Squash soup recipe ever!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5-3 LB Butternut Squash cubed
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 2 Celery Ribs chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 TBS Sugar
  • 1 TBS Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash salt free Seasoning or your favorite salt free seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Do the prep work first. Wash all the veggies. Peel the squash, chop it into large cubes. Chop the bell pepper into cubes. Chop the celery and onion into cubes. Peel the garlic cloves and chop in halves.
  • In a medium pot, add all the chopped vegetables, sugar, and salt. Mix and add enough water to cover all the veggies, about 6 cups water. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  • Once the water boils, cover the pot with a lid and let is simmer on low for about 35-40 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender.
  • Once the vegetables cook through, puree the soup with an immersion blender until it is pureed to a smooth consistency. A blender or food processor would work too.
  • Add the heavy cream, salt free seasoning, and mix.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and enjoy!

Notes

This soup reheats well and actually tastes better on the second day, once the flavors have blended. Just warm up the portion needed in a small pot on medium heat.
Keyword easy, soup, vegan, vegetarian

Lasagna Soup

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Think yummy, hearty lasagna but in a comforting bowl of hot soup! Restaurant taste quality but so easy and quick to make. I got this recipe from my friend Liz and I’m so excited to share it with you all!

Lasagna Soup

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Think yummy, hearty lasagna but in a comforting bowl of hot soup! Restaurant taste quality but so easy and quick to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 LB Mild Italian Sausage Ground Meat
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil for sautéing
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes according to your spice preference
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2.5 TBS Tomato Paste
  • 1 Can Roasted Tomatoes
  • 8.5 Cups Chicken Stock or Broth I make my own "Better than Bouillon" Broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 8 Oz. Rotini Pasta
  • 1/4 Tsp Basil
  • 1 16 Oz. Block Mozzarella Cheese shredded, to top the soup
  • 1 16 Oz. Block Parmesan Cheese shredded, to top the soup
  • Sour Cream optional, to top the soup

Instructions
 

  • If making your own chicken bouillon; fill a medium pot with 8.5 cups filtered water and bring it to a boil. When it comes to a boil, turn burner off and add 8.5 tsp of "Better Than Bouillon Chicken" paste. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large frying pan, heat 2 TBS olive oil. Add the ground mild Italian sausage meat  and cook, mixing, for about 5 minutes. Then add the finely chopped onion and cook another 3-5 minutes until onion is soft and sausage meat is cooked through and browned.
  • Add 4 minced garlic cloves to the pan. Then add 1 tsp salt, sprinkle some pepper, and about 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you prefer, I do 1/4 tsp). Add 2.5 TBS Tomato Paste. Mix thoroughly. Add the can of roasted tomatoes. Turn burner off and let it simmer for a few minutes, then mix.
  • Transfer everything from the frying pan to the pot of chicken bouillon (or chicken stock) and bring to a boil. Add 2 bay leaves. Turn down to low and let it simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes turn up to medium and add 1/4 tsp basil. Add the pasta to the soup and let it cook until pasta is soft and cooked through (about 10-15 minutes). Be careful not to overcook the pasta.
  • Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each bowl of soup with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, according to your preferences. Add sour cream (optional).

Notes

This soup reheats easily! Just simmer desired amount in a small pot, on low heat, for 5-10 minutes.
Keyword easy, Italian, lasagna, soup

Chicken, Veggie, and Buckwheat Soup

IMG_0352This chicken, veggie, and buckwheat soup is a new favorite recipe in our home. I have been making it every week for the past few weeks. It is a nice twist on the traditional chicken soup recipe. The sautéed blend of veggies give it a wonderful flavor and substituting buckwheat for the noodles makes it so different and refreshing, yet so filling and satisfying! I make a big pot to last us 2 days and we enjoy every spoon full. I think this is the only soup that I could never get tired of eating lol. I originally got the recipe idea for this soup from my sister in law, Liliya. However I adapted it and created my own version of her recipe. My picky 5 1/2 year old says this is his new favorite soup, so that says a lot. The best part about this soup is how super easy it is to make, probably the easiest soup recipe ever! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as my family does!

Chicken, Veggie, and Buckwheat Soup {Yields 1 big pot, Serves 12-14}

Ingredients:

  • 4 Chicken Thighs (Bone in, Skin off before cooking) Organic is best
  • 1 1/4 Cups Buckwheat (Washed)
  • 5 Celery Ribs (diced small)
  • 4-5 Carrots (1 big carrot shredded, 3-4 carrots diced into thin circles)
  • 1 Large onion (diced small)
  • 1 pack Mushrooms (sliced thin)
  • 1 bunch Dill (chopped small)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced or through garlic)
  • 1 TBS Salt
  • 2 TBS “Better then Bouillon Chicken” paste
  • 1 tsp Mrs.Dash or other Salt Free seasoning
  • 18 Cups Water
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil (for sauté)
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

*I use all ORGANIC veggies for this soup, tastes so great!!!*

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1) Do the prep work first. Take the skin off ( discard it) wash the chicken thighs, and set aside. Wash all the veggies and cut them, set them all aside into a bowl or plate.

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2) Set a large pot with 18 Cups water on High heat. When it comes to a boil, turn down to Medium heat, add 1 TBS Salt and 2 TBS of the “Better Then Bouillon Chicken” paste. Add the 4 chicken thighs to the pot. Cover and cook for 30 Minutes. *Meanwhile move on to step 3.

3) Set a pan with Olive Oil on Medium heat. Add the diced veggies; the diced onion, diced celery, carrots both shredded and diced, and sliced mushrooms. Sauté, mixing for about 8-10 minutes until veggies are soft and cooked through. Wash the buckwheat.

4) When the chicken thighs have cooked through (after 30 minutes) Take them out of the pot and set aside in a plate to cool down. Add the washed buckwheat to the soup pot. 5 minutes later, add the sautéed veggies into the pot. Add the 1 tsp Mrs.Dash or other salt free seasoning, and add 1 chicken bouillon cube. Let it cook for about 15 minutes, until the buckwheat is soft. *When buckwheat is soft and ready, that means the soup is done!

5) When soup is done, add 1 bunch chopped dill (no stems) and add 3 minced or pressed garlic cloves. Cover the soup with lid, turn burner off, and let soup stand for at least 10 minutes for the flavors to blend.

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6) To reheat, pour soup into smaller pots, as much as you will eat, and heat up on medium heat. This soup tastes just as great on the 2nd or 3rd day!

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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This tomato basil soup is creamy and dreamy! One of our new favorite family recipes. We had this soup all the time at Dean & Deluca restaurant and it closed so I really wanted to recreate the same tasting soup at home. Of course, I did just that! This recipe requires minimal ingredients and is fast to make. The creamy tomato basil flavor will give you a taste of summer all year round!

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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This tomato basil soup is creamy and dreamy! One of our new favorite family recipes. We had this soup all the time at Dean & Deluca restaurant and it closed so I really wanted to recreate the same tasting soup at home. Of course, I did just that! This recipe requires minimal ingredients and is fast to make. The creamy tomato basil flavor will give you a taste of summer all year round!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 Tomatoes (Peeled & De-seeded) peeled & de-seeded
  • 1.5-2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 Cups Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Basil Leaves Spice
  • 1 TBS Dried Basil Leaves and more to garnish soup
  • 2 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Oyster Crackers optional, to top

Instructions
 

  • Peel the tomatoes using a peeler. Cut them into quarters and de-seed them. Put tomatoes into a medium pot, add in the 4 cups tomato juice. Bring to a boil, then cover with lid and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  • Puree the cooked tomato and tomato juice mixture with an immersion blender or in a blender, until it turns into a puree/smoothie consistency.
  • Turn the heat up to low-medium and add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Add the 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp basil leaves spice and 1 TBS dried basil leaves. Then add 2 TBS butter. Sprinkle salt/pepper according to your preference, you don't need much salt because the tomato juice already has salt in it. Mix, everything together and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, but don't let it come to a boil.
  • Serve hot. Sprinkle each bowl of soup with a little bit of dried basil leaves and some oyster crackers for garnish.
Keyword easy, Italian, restaurant, soup

Wonton Soup

dscn4271-2This is the best Wonton soup that my hubby and I have ever tried. I have literally been making this for dinner 3 nights in a row now. It is so tasty I could probably eat it every single day lol. It took me a lot of experimenting and finally, through trial and error I came up with this wonderful recipe. Surprisingly, this Wonton soup is very easy and quick to make. Perfect for busy weekday evenings and great to make ahead as you can make and freeze the wonton’s and make the broth any time you are ready to cook the soup. This is the perfect comfort food for such cold evenings as now, delicious and nutritious! The best part is you can find all these ingredients at any grocery store, so no need to go to international or Asian stores. I am excited to share this recipe with you all!

Wonton Soup {Makes 2 servings}:

Ingredients:

For the soup

  • 2 3/4 Cups Water
  • 2 3/4 Cups Chicken Stock OR Water with 3 teaspoons of Better Then Bullion Chicken Flavored broth paste (That’s what I always use).
  • 2 Green Onions, Cut in halves
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Cut thin
  • 2 to 3 inches Fresh Ginger, Peeled and Cut into thin slices
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • Green Onion & Cilantro (For Garnish)

For Wontons

  • .50 LB Ground Turkey
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Green Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Pressed
  • Wonton Wrappers. I use the Nasoya Brand, (Makes 25 Wontons) for 2 servings but there is enough to make the soup twice (About 50 Won Ton Wrappers) in the pack. I bought the Wonton wrappers in the fridge at our local grocery store by the veggies/salad.
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

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1) Start making the broth first. Make the Better then bullion chicken broth in a pot. You do that by boiling 2 3/4 Cups water and adding the 3 teaspoons of Better Then Bullion Chicken base paste. Turn burner off. Then add the other 2 3/4 Cups water, green onions, ginger, garlic, Soy Sauce and set on High heat until it comes to a boil. When it comes to a boil, close the pot with a lid and cook on Low setting for 15 minutes, then turn off. Let it stand so flavors can blend. *Mean while start working on Wontons.

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2) To make wontons, first mix together all the wonton meat filling ingredients.

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3) Set up a wonton making station. I use a sheet of foil. Put all the wonton dough sheets on the sheet of foil. Have a small cup with water. And a brush (optional) to wet edges of wonton sheet with water. This will make cleaning a much faster process afterwards!

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4) How to make wontons: Put 1 teaspoon meat filling onto wonton dough sheet. Wet the edges with water using the brush (or your finger). Fold the sheet into a triangle. Wet the ends with a dab of water using your finger and stick both ends together, sealing tighly. Set wontons aside, I use a paper plate for easy cleaning.

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5) Open the pot with the broth. Take out the green onion, ginger, and garlic using a slotted spoon and discard. Bring the broth to a boil on High heat. When it comes to a boil, throw in the wontons one by one carefully, then gently mix so they don’t stick. Turn heat down to 7 and cook for 10 minutes.

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Garnish each bowl of soup individually with finely cut cilantro and green onion. Now the Wonton soup is ready to eat!

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Ukrainian Borscht Soup (Red Beet Soup)

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This is my recipe for the Ukrainian Borscht Soup. When I just got married, I was very intimidated to try this recipe. It looked so complicated that it scared me. But looking back now it sounds silly because it is so simple to prepare. Borscht is a very classic soup that most Russian and Ukrainian people grew up eating. I remember in my childhood my mother made it like every other week, it was a staple at our house. There are many great recipes for this soup, and I have tried a lot, but this is the best Borscht recipe, tried and tested by my family. Feel free to play around with it, add or change anything that you would like, and make it your signature family recipe. I’d love to hear anything different that you do with this recipe. My husband and son love to eat it with a dab of Sour Cream although I prefer it plain. Enjoy!

Ukrainian Borscht Recipe {Makes a big pot, 10-12 Serving}

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 to 2 LB Beef (With a little bit of bone and fat)
  • 3 Medium Beets
  • 3 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 2-3 Carrots
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 (6 oz.) Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/2-3/4 Small head Cabbage
  • 1 (8 oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon White Sugar
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Mrs.Dash Seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Vegeta Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon (or seasonings of choice)
  • 1/2 Bunch Parsley
  • 1/4 to 1/4 Bunch Dill (Optional but recommended)
  • Sour Cream (For topping)

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Directions:

1) Do the prep work first. That way, you get all the hard work out of the way. Wash the Beef and set aside in a plate. Wash, Peel, and Shred the beets. Wash peel, and dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch. cubes. Wash, peel and shred the carrots. Wash and cut the cabbage into very thin, long, strips. Set everything aside in separate plates.

2) Put the Beef into a big pot, fill a little over half way with water. Bring to a boil on High heat. Lower the heat setting to an 8. Add some salt to the water. Skim off any foam and impurities that rise to the top, into a bowl nearby.

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3) When the beef cooks through, about 15 to 20 minutes, take it out and set it aside to cool down in a plate. Add the shredded beets. Cook until beats loose their color, about 5 minutes. Then add shredded carrots. In about 10 minutes add the diced potatoes. DSCN3858      DSCN3861

4) In 15 minutes add the cabbage. Then drain out the water from the can of diced tomatoes, and add the diced tomatoes into the pot. Once the beef has cooled off, cut it into 1/2 in. cubes, cutting out and getting rid of fat or bones. Then add the pieces of beef back into the soup pot.

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5) Heat a skillet on Med. heat (I did 5) with 1 Tablespoon of Canola Oil. Add the diced onion to the skillet and mix often so it does not burn. When the onion gets tender, add the can of tomato paste and mix. Then add 1 Cup of water to the skillet and mix everything again well. It should now look like a tomato sauce. Add 1 teaspoon of white sugar and mix to incorporate it.

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6) Turn the Soup down to a lower heat setting, I did 4. Add the tomato paste and onion mixture from the skillet into the pot. Add 3 garlic cloves, pressed. Then add some more salt, pepper, and spices of choice. I added 1/2 teaspoon of Vegeta Seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon of Mrs.Dash Seasoning. Lastly, add the chopped parsley and dill into the soup pot. Mix the soup very well, turn off the stove, close the lid and let the soup stand for at least 15 minutes. Enjoy plain or with a dab of Sour Cream on top.

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