Tie that apron on tight because with these 5 tips you’re gonna be the fastest soup-maker in the world.
We don’t mean that you’ll be running around the kitchen as fast as Usain Bolt. Don’t worry. We keep our running for the outdoors and like to be calm and cool in the kitchen.
These are just some tips to help you get soup on the table really quickly for days when you just neeeeeeeed to eat noooooowwwwww.
#1 Read the Recipe
It seems silly to say this, but we know it happens all the time. We do it too. You kinda skim the recipe and do a mental, “Yep, I have that stuff. Yep, I know what to do.” Then you go to start cooking and realize that you’re missing ingredients, and somehow the steps in the recipe are not at all what you expected, “Huh? I was supposed to pre-cook the rice? Oh no! Dinner will never be ready!” So, we’ll say it: READ THE RECIPE CAREFULLY. Read the ingredient list and make sure that you do have everything. Then read the instructions. Don’t skim. Read. Does everything make sense? Is there anything in there that you need to do ahead of time? Is there any equipment you’re missing. Spend that bit of extra time reading it through and you’ll save time when cooking.
#2 Gather your Stuff
“Where the heck is that frigging Worcestershire sauce?!?!” You know you have it. You saw it yesterday. The next step in your recipe calls for it and you cannot, for the freaking life of you, find it. Well, maybe you never will. But we’re guessing that if you had calmly searched out all of the ingredients BEFORE you started cooking, you would have been more likely to find it. So, after carefully reading through your recipe, gather up all of the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make it. That way, everything is at your fingertips so you can spend more time cooking and less time swearing.
#3 Be a Multitasker
Soup’s not finicky. Ingredients can be added at different times and it’s not going to matter much. They’re therefore the perfect recipes for practicing your cooking multitaskability. How to do it? You’re basically constantly cooking/heating some things while chopping and prepping others.