Broth and Stock

Canned stock is convenient, but homemade broth makes a world of difference in flavor. Beef, chicken, or vegetable, these easy broth recipes make versatile basic stocks that jump-start your favorite soup and sauces.

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Fish Stock

Better Homes and Gardens

Try this recipe to create a full-flavored fish stock to use in soup and stew recipes.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Food & Wine

From one deeply flavorful chicken broth, F&W's Grace Parisi creates four exceptional soups.

Total: 3 hrs

Turkey Stock

Fine Cooking Magazine

Stock from roasted bones will be more subtle than that made from raw bones and meat, but it lends good background flavor to lighter soups and braises. This stock freezes well (portion it into smaller containers for easy thawing), and turkey stock can, of course, always be used in place of chicken stock.

Zucchini-and-Watercress Soup

Food & Wine

Sophie Dahl likes eating peppery watercress in the spring and has figured out a way to highlight its bright flavor in this silky soup. A single tablespoon of cream gives the vivid green soup a touch of richness.

Total: 35 mins

Chilled Edamame Soup with Ginger Creme Fraiche

Food & Wine

One of the basic rules of pairing wines with food is that rich dishes match well with wines that have good acidity. This silky soup -- a simple puree of onion, edamame and chicken stock -- is no exception.

Total: 45 mins

Roasted Cauliflower and Almond Cream Soup

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Total: 1 hr 50 mins
Total: 30 mins

Skillet Chicken-Chervil

Better Homes and Gardens

Chervil is an herb related to parsley that has a mild anise flavor. It adds a hint of fascinating flavor to this brothy chicken dish with homemade spinach pasta.

Bouillabaisse

Food & Wine

This classic Provencal seafood stew is loaded with clams, lobster and fish in a broth delicately flavored with fennel and pastis, a licorice-flavored aperitif. "There are no real rules to this dish except to use what's fresh," chef Ethan Stowell says. Make or buy a good fish stock and add different seafood at different times, so nothing is under- or overcooked (clams go in first; snapper and halibut go in last). The rouille, a sauce made with cayenne, garlic, bread crumbs and olive oil, is the perfect finishing touch.

Total: 2 hrs
Total: 30 mins

Brazilian Seafood Soup

Food & Wine

This tangy, buttery, gorgeous soup -- bright red with dende oil -- is Daniel Boulud's riff on a recipe by French chef Claude Troisgros.

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Ladies' Home Journal
Total: 50 mins

Quinoa Pilaf

Family Circle

Cream of Reuben Soup

Midwest Living

This main-dish soup, which includes beef brisket, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese, is topped with rye bread croutons. It's like a Reuben sandwich in a bowl.

Spiced Basmati Rice with Peanuts

Better Homes and Gardens

Basmati rice adds a unique aroma and flavor to this spicy side dish.

Shoyu Ramen

Food & Wine

After visiting New York City's top ramen spots (including Ippudo NY, Sapporo and Momofuku Noodle Bar), Grace Parisi created her dream ramen with a pork-and-chicken-based broth that gets extra depth of flavor from kombu (seaweed) and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce).

Total: 5 hrs

Spinach Egg Drop Soup

Food & Wine

"A few years ago," Sang Yoon recalls, "I caught a cold and my friend Sal Marino of Il Grano invited me for a bowl of stracciatella alla romana, the Italian soup with egg strands and semolina. I went home and made my own ghetto version with broth from a box, and realized it would taste even better with ginger and spinach."

Total: 15 mins
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