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Cooking Tip of the Week (September 28, 2015)

Posted by William Abruzzo on September 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

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Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Rinds Add Great Flavor to Soups

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       The next time you buy a wedge of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, be sure to save the waxy rind!  The rinds are loaded with wonderful flavor that adds complexity and character to any type of soup.  Simply toss the rinds into your soup and let it simmer as usual.  Then, when the soup is done, fish out and discard the rinds.  I store the rinds in a ziplock bag and keep them in the freezer.  They will keep for many, many months.  Then when I need a few, I have them on hand. For a large pot of soup, 2  three by three inch square rinds are sufficient to impart great flavor.  It is a simple trick and a great way to maximize your use of expensive Parmigiano Reggiano cheese!

 

 

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Reply maribella
7:00 PM on October 13, 2015 
Hi Bill, this is a great tip. Made Chicken Soup with little meatballs and orzo pasta in it. I put the leftover rind in it and it did give the soup more flavor. Simply delicious. Thanks and keep the tips coming!