help me make a soup using what's sitting around in my fridge and freezer
posted by saraindc to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to use the 4 bonito fish heads I have sitting in my freezer (the bodies were cooked up yesterday) along with the very large bag of vegetable scraps I've been gathering in my freezer to make some sort of fantastic broth that I then turn into a simple and tasty soup using other ingredients I have on hand.
For what it's worth the vegetable scraps I have in the bag in the freezer are mostly onion, onion skin, garlic skin, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
Other ingredients in my fridge/pantry are: onions, potatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, tomatoes, garlic, mild long green peppers, rice (medium grain, as well as basmati), egg pasta, other pasta shapes (nothing too small though, smallest is the rotini), flour, red lentils, chickpeas (frozen in the freezer), diced raw frozen chicken breast, frozen ground beef, two pounds of frozen sardines (not sure if I was supposed to freeze those but anyway...), low fat milk, tomato paste, red bell pepper paste, pickled cucumbers and tomatoes, tuna canned in oil, soy sauce, vegetable oil.
spices on hand: salt, black pepper, red chili powder, tumeric, coriander powder, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, cloves, some basil (actually I might've run out, but willing to go get some more), powdered ginger. I think that's about it.
Please advise me cooks of askme!
It can be time consuming, but I would rather not use a blender or hand blender.
if you'd like to suggest other recipes using the above ingredients, besides soup, they'd also be welcome! These ingredients are literally all we eat these days besides fruits, other veggies occasionally, and sometimes bread. We've eaten out maybe twice in last month.
Thank you :)