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    Something I do with any of the soups I make that have a pasta element... I know a lot of people will not agree with this but, it is what i do.

    For instance, take a minestrone soup, it has pasta as a somewhat main ingredient. I cook the pasta separate and do not add it to the soup. First, i do not like the starch from the pasta "clouding" up my broth. Second, the next day the pasta will have kept absorbing liquid and will have gone from al-dente to mushy, I hate, really hate mushy pasta.

    So I keep them separate and when I want a bowl of soup I heat the soup and pour it over the pasta, works great for me. I know the arguement against it is that the pasta does not have a chance to absorb the flavors, but I see that as a positive. When eating the soup this way you have more flavor profiles that register and not just a melding of everything into one taste.
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    Something I do with any of the soups I make that have a pasta element... I know a lot of people will not agree with this but, it is what i do.

    For instance, take a minestrone soup, it has pasta as a somewhat main ingredient. I cook the pasta separate and do not add it to the soup. First, i do not like the starch from the pasta "clouding" up my broth. Second, the next day the pasta will have kept absorbing liquid and will have gone from al-dente to mushy, I hate, really hate mushy pasta.

    So I keep them separate and when I want a bowl of soup I heat the soup and pour it over the pasta, works great for me. I know the arguement against it is that the pasta does not have a chance to absorb the flavors, but I see that as a positive. When eating the soup this way you have more flavor profiles that register and not just a melding of everything into one taste.
    Ditalini is the only pasta that I know that will stand up to use in soup.

    For all other soup uses, I also add the noodles later.
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    I have yet to find a good tortilla soup recipe that I love like the the side dish at Uncle Julio's restaurant. I want a recipe that is that good or better.
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