Turkey or Chicken Noodle Soup

Turkey or Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a from a good friend and it sounds wonderful, I really like the addition of the potatoes. This recipe as listed is for using leftover turkey or chicken, which is perfect, especially with a leftover turkey. If you wish to make this with fresh chicken, or even turkey legs or wings, use the fresh meat to make the broth with trinity (carrot, onion, celery) first, then proceed as this is written. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Turkey or Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a from a good friend and it sounds wonderful, I really like the addition of the potatoes. This recipe as listed is for using leftover turkey or chicken, which is perfect, especially with a leftover turkey. If you wish to make this with fresh chicken, or even turkey legs or wings, use the fresh meat to make the broth with trinity (carrot, onion, celery) first, then proceed as this is written. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. I boiled 5 chicken quarters, separated, and made the broth for this soup. Here is the chopped leg and thigh meat, fork tender and juicy.
  2. Add the broth and water to a large pot and the salt, note the differences between sea salt and table salt as well. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. For the carrots, if using large Thai carrots, only need two, go ahead and dice those, if using the slender carrots like in the US, slice those into rings and add them to the pot once the water is boiling. Add the bay leaves as well. Add the broken pasta to the pot.
  4. Heat a large non stick pan on medium heat and add the olive oil, when hot, add the celery and onion, saute until golden and soft then add to the soup pot with the soup.
  5. Add the chicken or turkey meat to the pot, also add the Mrs. Dash seasoning and black pepper. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your desired liking.
  6. Simmer the soup until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  7. Ladle into bowls and serve.
Recipe Notes

For a leftover dish, this is low cost as the turkey or chicken is already paid for in another recipe. If using fresh chicken to make a chicken soup, still low cost for 10 servings.

Shortcut: Mrs. Dash Seasoning.

This recipe for Turkey Noodle Soup is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Russian Beef Stroganoff

Russian Beef Stroganoff
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This is the classic Russian Stroganoff, and sounds very good! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Russian Beef Stroganoff
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This is the classic Russian Stroganoff, and sounds very good! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Prep the beef by trimming away excess fat, remember, some fat provides flavor (and inches to the waistline) so remove any extra fat, then cut into 1/2 inch strips.
  2. Fill a pot halfway with water and heat, when it is boiling, add the beef and bring back to a boil. Spoon off any scum that forms on the surface. When there is no more scum, remove from heat and pour into a strainer and rinse with water.
  3. Add the beef to a pot with a tight fitting lid and add 3/4 cup of water then add the Mrs. Dash Seasoning, salt, pepper, soy sauce, paprika, and olive oil, stir together and simmer over medium heat, check occasionally to see if you need to add more water, there should be enough water to keep the beef moist but not soupy. Cook for 1 hour and check beef for tenderness, continue cooking, with more water if needed if the beef is not tender.
  4. When the beef is tender, stir in the garlic and whipping cream. mix the melted butter with the flour with a small whisk or fork then stir that into the beef.
  5. Simmer for an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Beef should now be good and tender with the sauce in a gravy like consistency. If the mixture gets too thick just thin it out with a bit more cream.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 200 Baht/kilo. For 4 servings, this is about $1.47 per serving.

Shortcut: Mrs. Dash Seasoning.

Variant: Add sauteed mushrooms.

This recipe for Russian Beef Stroganoff is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Fish & Shrimp Soup (Ukha)

Fish & Shrimp Soup (Ukha)
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Sounds good, and is good! This is Russian soup with a light broth. I used 3 Pangasius fillets (Shark Catfish) and small White shrimp. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Fish & Shrimp Soup (Ukha)
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Sounds good, and is good! This is Russian soup with a light broth. I used 3 Pangasius fillets (Shark Catfish) and small White shrimp. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the water, stock, and salt to a large pot and put on high heat and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and reduce to a high simmer for 10 minutes. Then add the carrots and reduce to a simmer for another 10 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes and carrots are cooking, heat a large pan with a splash of olive oil and saute the onion and celery until softened and starting to brown, then add this to the pot.
  3. Add the shrimp to the pot. I used small White shrimp from a local farm, you can use any type of shrimp or prawn you like. I measured the weight after the head, shell, and tails were removed.
  4. Add the fish to the pot. I used 3 Pangasius (Shark Catfish) fillets, you can use any whitefish you like, Tilapia and Sea Perch (Barramundi) would also work well, keep in mind, boneless and skinless.
  5. Add the bay leaves, Mrs. Dash seasoning, parsley, pepper, and if using the optional Straw mushrooms, just slice those in half lengthwise and add those to the pot as well.
  6. Cook on a high simmer for about 10-15 minutes to cook the mushrooms, important, skim off any foam on the surface to give a clear broth. Taste and season with additional salt if needed, serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 50 Baht for the whitefish (Pangasius) and about 150 Baht for the shrimp. Even though the celery is import, only 2 or 3 stalks are used so that is low cost. For 8 servings, this is about 74 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Mrs. Dash Seasoning.

Inspired by the recipe Fish and Shrimp Soup (Ukha) from Natasha's Kitchen.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a 2 in 1 recipe, Creamy Soup, and Regular Chicken Soup. Sounds great as I love a good chicken noodle soup. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a 2 in 1 recipe, Creamy Soup, and Regular Chicken Soup. Sounds great as I love a good chicken noodle soup. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the carrots, shred 2 with the largest holes on a box shredder and thinly slice 1, halve that one if large. Now prepare all the rest of the ingredients so everything is ready. For the chicken, just remove the skin if using bone in, do not trim the fat, fat is flavor.
  2. Bring a large pot with the broth, water, and 1/2 tablespoon salt to a boil. Add the thighs, continue to boil for 20 minutes and spoon off any foam from the surface.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add he onion and cook until soft and starting to turn translucent, raise the heat to medium high and the celery and only the shredded carrots and cook for about 6 minutes or so until soft and beginning to brown, stir often.
  4. Remove the thighs from the pot and set aside to cool slightly. Skim off any remaining foam from the chicken then add the cooked celery, onion, and carrots.
  5. Add the dry pasta, the sliced carrot, and the corn to the soup and cook on a low boil to cook the pasta until tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon off any excess oil on the surface if you want a lighter soup, but keep in mind, the fat adds great flavor.
  6. Shred the chicken with forks or just use your hands, discard bones and excess fat. Add the chicken back to the soup.
  7. For the Creamy version of this soup, continue here. For the Regular version of this soup, skip this and follow the last step. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat then whisk in the flour and whisk continuously until just starting to turn brown, about 1 or 2 minutes. Remove 1 cup of broth from the soup and add to the flour butter mixture, whisk until blended and the mixture is smooth, then whisk in the cream until blended and stir this into the soup until mixed in well.
  8. Season the soup with Mrs. Dash Seasoning and salt to taste. A touch of black pepper would work well also. Add the fresh dill and return the soup to a boil for 30 seconds, then remove from heat. Serve with bread and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

For the chicken thighs, 4 thighs are probably less than a kilo, so I will estimate 60 Baht for the chicken. For 8 servings, this is about 23 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Mrs. Dash Seasoning, Heavy Cream.

This recipe for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Mom’s Meatball Soup

Mom's Meatball Soup
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Not my Mom, Natasha's Mom. This is absolutely delicious! I made this on 26 July 2017, and as I predicted, big hit with the Thai family. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
12-16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Mom's Meatball Soup
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Not my Mom, Natasha's Mom. This is absolutely delicious! I made this on 26 July 2017, and as I predicted, big hit with the Thai family. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
12-16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
For the Soup
For the Meatballs
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the water, potatoes, and salt listed for the soup to a large pot on high heat and bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes to soften the potatoes.
  2. Reduce the temp to maintain a medium simmer on the pot, add the carrots and the spaghetti pieces to the pot.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients listed For the Meatballs. Once mixed well, use your hands to roll small meatballs, no need for perfection here, as you make them, add them to the soup. They will cook in the hot water and make the broth for the soup. (I chopped up 3 spring onions and added those as well after the meatballs were added.)
  4. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat and add the 3 tablespoons of cooking oil, your choice of oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and celery, cook until softened then add this to the soup.
  5. Soup is simmering after the onion and celery were added.
  6. While stirring the soup, pour in the lightly beaten egg. Season with the dill, black pepper and Mrs. Dash Seasoning. (I also added the chopped tops of the celery.)
  7. Serve with fresh bread.
Recipe Notes

Ground pork at Tesco will cost about 100 Baht/kilo, another option is to grind your own pork with the medium plate on your grinder, use pork shoulder for this as fat is needed. Pork shoulder is also about 100 Baht/kilo. For 12 servings, this is about 25 cents per serving, very reasonable.

Shortcut: Mrs. Dash Seasoning.

This recipe for Mom's Meatball Soup is from Natasha's Kitchen.