Hello friends. It's Holistic Chef Eddie Grosman. Starting today, I will be giving the CHEF EDDIE'S TIP OF THE DAY into order to support your desire to create and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle. TIP #1
When making most soups, add a mirepoix to the extra virgin olive oil already in the soup pot. Mirepoix is a French term meaning a mixture of sauteed vegetables. In this case, I am talking about onions, carrots and celery. These tend to be the beginning of most soups which give the soup incredible flavor. The secret to a more flavorful soup is when you add the mirepoix to the extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat, stir the vegetables until they are fully coated with oil. Add a few pinches of salt which will enhance the flavor of the vegetables and help release the delicious juices. Omit the salt if you are on a low sodium diet.
Turn the heat to simmer. Cover the pot and let the vegetables sweat for at least 8 minutes. Sweating in this case means you are allowing the juices from the vegetables to mix with the oil and this creates more flavor.
Chef Eddie Grosman
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