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How Long is a Soup Boiled for?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
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Soups are one of the most prefered and popular recipes for a daily menu. They are very good for our health and do not require much time or special culinary skills.

The healthiest are clear soups, which are prepared from vegetables, chicken, fish or eggs. Due to the products in the recipes for soups, this type of dish is very filling.

The calories in vegetables are low, but the vitamins are high and that makes them healthy. Especially those with carrots, celery, tomatoes, spinach and green beans. Chicken soup is suitable for colds and fish soups are cooling in the summer.

Vegetable soup - easy and quick to prepare

Potato soup
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Vegetable soups are popular and preferred by many. They are the easiest to cook and are suitable for any novice in the kitchen. There are an infinite number of variations of vegetable soups, which are prepared from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the time for which the vegetable that is boiled the longest is cooked.

The popular soup of potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions and tomatoes is prepared in about 20 minutes. Only that long is necessary to fully cook the potatoes and carrots. Pumpkin is also boiled in 20 minutes and you can make pumpkin cream soup with it. Red beets take the longest to boil, about 40-50 minutes. Beetroot soup is healthy because it has a diuretic effect. Tomatoes for soup are boiled for about 15 minutes, in order to prepare a tomato soup. Broccoli soup can be cooked faster. Broccoli is only boiled for 5-7 minutes. Spinach and sorrel are boiled for about 3-5 minutes after being poured with boiling water. Fresh green beans take 4-5 minutes to cook for a green beans soup and 5-7 minutes are needed for the frozen ones.

Meat soup

chicken soup

Meat soups are preferred because the meat gives them a different taste, makes them nutritious and increases the nutrients in them. Meat soups are also prepared according to the time required to cook the meat in them.

The most famous is chicken soup. It is prepared relatively quickly according to the time required to cook the individual parts of the chicken - drumsticks, entrails or the whole chicken. The individual portions of the chicken are boiled for about 30 minutes. The whole chicken is boiled for 40-50 minutes.

For lamb soup, the lamb is boiled for 1.5-2 hours. Beef is fully cooked after about 1.5 hours and rabbit meat after 30-40 minutes.

lamb soup

If you are going to make turkey soup, the turkey is boiled for 1 hour and that long is also necessary for beef. Pork is boiled for a long time - about 2.5 hours. Goose meat is sometimes boiled for 2 to 3 hours.

Despite the longer cooking time of meat soup, it is an integral part of the daily menu.

fish soup

Fish soup - a pleasure to have on any vacation. There is hardly anything more tempting on hot summer days than a fragrant fish soup. This type of soup can be prepared from any type of fish and without restrictions for the other products - legumes, vegetables, even wine.

Fish soups are also prepared for as long as it takes the fish to be boiled in them. You can make white fish soup in 40-50 minutes. Cod soup is also made in 50 minutes. Eel soup is made in about 60-70 minutes and the popular salmon soup is made in about 30 minutes.

A soup with a variety of seafood requires 30 minutes to prepare.

If you like to experiment with different types of soups, we recommend you try these:

- meatball soup;

- mushroom soup;

- spinach soup;

- tomato soup;

- rabbit soup;

- onion soup;