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Jul 30, 2006 06:53 PM

Chicken Broth in Hot Weather

I just cut up a chicken to pan-roast tonight, and I put the carcass in a pot with the wings, some aromatics, and some herbs. Soon I'll have chicken broth.

This wouldn't be a problem except that it's 90 degrees outside and we don't have air conditioning. Who's going to want to eat chicken soup? I would freeze it and use it in other dishes, but we're moving out of state in one week.

What can I do with chicken broth/soup in this hot weather?

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  1. Process some cukes and herbs of choice, salt, pepper, chicken broth. Chill.

    1. Make Senegalese Soup, a cold curried soup. This makes 10 servings but you can cut it in half.

      Melt 1/4 C. butter in a skillet and add 2 chopped medium onions and 3 chopped satlks of celery and cook until the veggies are soft. Then blend in 2 Tbs. flour and 1 Tbs. curry powder and cookseveral minutes.

      Transfer to a blender or food processor and add 2 peeled, cored, and chopped apples, 1 C. diced cooked chicken 2 qts. chicken broth and puree.

      Remove all to a saucepan and add 1 bay leaf and 1 C. half and half. Bring to a boil, remove the bay leaf and chill.

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      1. re: Candy

        And on the same note as Candys (which sounds just wonderful BTW), you could make bastaradized vichysoisse. The Knorr Swiss site has a good one.

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        1. I used chicken broth yesterday to make a cold soup for today. I sauteed lots garlic and vidalia oniosn in a little butter for a few minutes in a pot, added the broth, herbs like rosemary, thyme, etc. and lots of zuchinni. I simmered it for twenty minutes and then blended it using an immersion blender and finished with a small pat of butter. I ate it warm but not hot and it was great. I look forward to it as a cool soup for lunch today.

          You can make the same recipe and exchange a little Indian curry powder or Thai curry paste for the herbs, and get a completly different taste.

          1. Use it to make rice pilaf instead of water.