Ethnic Pantry: International Soups

Ethnic Pantry: International Soups

Having a well-stocked pantry allows you to experiment with soup recipes from around the globe.

Although it's difficult to fully describe a nation's cooking styles and flavors with a few key ingredients, this guide will help you get a general idea of what goes into some of the tastiest international soups.

While we recommend making your own stocks if you have the time, keeping some good quality low-sodium chicken broth on hand gives you a base to which you can add some of the ingredients listed below for a quick and tasty soup with an ethnic flair.

China:

Ginger, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Eggs, Rice Wine, Mushrooms, Five-Spice, Noodles, Star Anise, Cornstarch

Japan:

Ginger, Miso, Shiso, Tofu, Mushrooms, Mirin, Soy Sauce, Green Onions, Noodles

Thailand:

Lemongrass, Fish Sauce, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Coconut Milk, Galangal, Ginger, Garlic, Shallots, Thai Chili Peppers, Noodles, Shrimp & Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Tamarind, Basil

France:

Mirepoix, Mushrooms, Leeks, Wine, Beans, Duck, Seafood, Chicken Stock

Russia:

Potatoes, Cabbage, Beets, Mushrooms, Vinegar, Sausage, Sour Cream

Greece:

Lemon Juice, Vinegar, Feta Cheese, Olive Oil, Garlic, Lentils, Oregano, Olives, Mint

Cuba:

Yuca, Plantains, Olive Oil, Garlic, Ham, Green Pepper, Cumin, Oregano

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