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Lesson Overview

Broth-based clear soups are highly-flavorful, clear liquids that have been made by simmering meat, fish and/or vegetables in a liquid.

Present in every culture, classic examples of these extremely satisfying and homey soups are Vietnamese phở, matzo ball, Italian brodo, and chicken noodle. Eve…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define what a broth-based clear soup is and understand its characteristics
  • explain the process of making a broth-based clear soup from scratch
  • make a broth-based clear soup from scratch
  • understand the difference between a basic broth and a soup broth
  • understand the reason for blanching meat and/or bones and how to do it
  • understand how to add garniture to a broth-based clear soup in order to maintain its clarity

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Make Broth-Based Clear Soup 3 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Starting a Clear Soup Broth 8 mins
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4. Finishing a Clear Soup Broth 7 mins
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5. Adding Ingredients to Broth Soups 4 mins
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6. Serving Soups 3 mins
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7. Practice Activities & Recipes 60 mins
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8. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 42 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Default profile "My wife said the chicken soup I made was restaurant quality. I didn't have any Thyme so I used cilantro which we love. I will make chicken soup as a regular part of our diet now." ★★★★★
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Default profile "I really like the new lesson format. It was a complete idea that was easy to finish in one weekend and gave all the basics required. I frequently forget the difference between stock and broth (when I was growing up I only ever saw stock soups being made). I made the Pho soup at the end of the lesson and substituted chicken for the beef. It came out very nice. I was happy the lesson taught me how I could substitute ingredient." ★★★★★
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