Fall is a season of transition and transformation, and it’s also an excellent time to experiment with unique and unexpected soups and stews that will leave your diners pleasantly surprised. For chefs who rely on What Chefs Want for their produce, meat, seafood, gourmet, and kitchen staples, the possibilities are endless. Let’s dive into some innovative ideas for fall soups and stews that will tantalize taste buds and create memorable dining experiences.
Roasted Beet and Apple Bisque
Move beyond the ordinary with a vibrant roasted beet and apple bisque. Roast beets until tender, then blend them with sweet apples and a touch of cream for a velvety, magenta-hued soup. Finish with a sprinkle of goat cheese and toasted walnuts for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.
- Beets (Item #20401)
- Goat Cheese Crumble (Item #96537)
- Gala Apple (Item #10217)
Smoky Pumpkin and Chorizo Stew
Pumpkin isn’t just for pie! Create a smoky pumpkin and chorizo stew that balances the sweetness of pumpkin with the spiciness of chorizo sausage. The result is a rich and smoky stew that’s perfect for a chilly fall evening.
- Chorizo (Item #23856)
- Canned Pumpkin (Item #90562)
- OR whole pumpkin (Item #20643)
Thai Coconut Lemongrass Soup with Crab
Transport your diners to the flavors of Thailand with a Thai coconut lemongrass soup featuring fresh crab meat. The aromatic lemongrass and creamy coconut milk create a fragrant base for this exotic dish.
- Lemongrass (Item #40013)
- Coconut Milk (Item #90010)
- Crab Claw Meat (Item #48203)
Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Bisque
For an earthy and indulgent option, consider a wild mushroom and chestnut bisque. The combination of wild mushrooms and roasted chestnuts delivers a hearty and satisfying flavor profile, perfect for fall.
- Exotic Sliced Mushrooms (Cremini, Shiitake, Yellow Oyster) (Item #30906)
- Chestnut Puree (Item #95317)
Spicy Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew
Give your stew a global twist by infusing it with the flavors of West Africa. A spicy peanut and sweet potato stew featuring tender chunks of sweet potatoes, aromatic spices, and a rich peanut butter base will add a touch of adventure to your menu.
- Sweet Potatoes (Item #99848)
- Peanut Butter (Item #99291)
Curried Lentil and Pumpkin Soup
Lentils and pumpkin come together in this curried soup that’s both hearty and exotic. The addition of warming spices like curry and turmeric adds depth and complexity to this unexpected combination.
- Lentils (Item #93808)
- Tumeric (Item #02268)
- Curry Powder (Item #97035)
Saffron and White Bean Soup
Elevate your fall soup game with a saffron and white bean soup. Saffron lends a subtle, earthy sweetness to this hearty soup, while tender white beans provide a creamy texture.
- Saffron (Item #97113)
- Roasted Vegetable Base (Item #96117)
Miso and Mushroom Hot Pot
Create a comforting hot pot with a twist by incorporating Japanese miso paste and a variety of mushrooms. The umami-rich miso adds depth of flavor, while mushrooms provide a hearty, earthy character.
- Miso Paste (Item #90020)
- Konbu (Item #90110)
- Sesame Oil (Item #90040)
Cabbage Roll Soup
Reimagine the classic stuffed cabbage rolls as a hearty soup. A flavorful broth filled with tender cabbage leaves, ground meat, and rice captures all the essence of this beloved dish in a comforting bowl.
- Shredded Cabbage (Item #20203)
- Ground Pork (Item #66630)
Black Bean and Chocolate Chili
For a chili like no other, try infusing it with dark chocolate. The cocoa undertones add a rich, deep complexity to the hearty black bean chili, creating a memorable flavor combination.
- Belgian dark chocolate (Item #92115)
- Black Beans (Item #90310)
Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
Blend sweet, spiced apples with butternut squash for a delightful autumn soup. The combination of apple’s sweetness and squash’s nuttiness creates a perfect balance of flavors.
- Butternut Squash Cubed (Item #09886)
- OR Whole Butternut Squash (Item #20616)
- Nutmeg (Item #97068)
These unique fall soups and stews push the boundaries of traditional flavors and ingredients, offering a delightful departure from the expected. At What Chefs Want, we understand that innovation in the kitchen starts with quality ingredients. Our diverse range of products allows you to explore your culinary creativity and bring unexpected delights to your customers’ plates.
So, why not embrace the spirit of fall by experimenting with these unconventional soups and stews? Your diners will appreciate the bold flavors and unexpected pairings, making every meal a memorable experience.