How To Preserve Soup
If you want to enjoy steamy piping hot homemade soup every day without having to spend time for cooking, then learn how to preserve soup.
Here we are going to discuss two ways of preserving soup, choose the one that suits you best.
Preserving Soup In Cans
This process is slightly tedious but worth all the effort as you can enjoy homemade soup for months to come.
Things you’ll need
- Mason jars or canning jars with lids
- Pressure canner
- Wash cloth
- Pot or dishwasher for sterilizing
Procedure For Canning Soup At Home
- Prepare to boil soup in a pot but heat only until it starts to boil.
- Sterilize the cans or jars along with the lid either in a pot of boiling water or in a dish washer.
- Pour the semi cooked soup in the jar or can. Fill until the shoulder or leave 1 inch space.
- Clean the edges of the can with a clean and wet kitchen cloth.
- Put the lids on tightly.
- Fill pressure canner with 2 inch water and place the jars inside. Fill the canner with water to submerge the cans completely.
- Boil as instructed by your pressure canner brand.
- After boiling, let the pressure canner come down to normal pressure and then take out the cans for cooling.
- Once cooled, write the date on the cans with a marker.
- Store the soup cans in a cool and dark area of your kitchen.
Freezing Homemade Soup
This method of preserving soup is relatively cost effective and hassle free.
Things you will need
- Zip lock bags or containers or pot
Procedure For Freezing Soup
- Cook a big pot of soup completely.
- Cool it down completely.
- Pour the soup in zip lock bags, use serving size for freezing, this allows you to take out as much as required without meddling with the rest. Alternatively, it can be stored in plastic containers but make sure to leave some space about 1 inch for the liquid soup to expand upon freezing.
- Close the container or zip lock the bags and place in the freezer. They might stick to the base upon freezing, so place a paper plate and stack the soup bags over it.
Now by knowing how to preserve soups, you don’t need to spend your lazy winter evenings in the kitchen. Now eating soup is all fun and less effort, so why don’t you try out some new delicious soup recipes .
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