Season 2, Episode 1

Super Bowl Party Soup

Learn the recipe for a Black Bean soup that creates the perfect, self-serve big game party bash.

Episode Guide
Below you’ll find a helpful episode guide for cooking along with Frederic and Jack, as well as tips and recipe rescues.

Equipment List:

  • Colander

  • Large saucepan with lid

  • Large soup pot

  • Pepper mill

  • Immersion blender or regular blender

  • Wooden spoon

  • Cutting board

  • Chef’s knife

  • Slotted spoon

  • Measuring spoons

  • Rolling pin

  • Pizza cutter or chef's knife

  • Pastry brush

  • Parchment paper

  • Sheet pan or cookie sheet

  • Ladle

  • Liquid measuring cup

Soak beans in 3-4 times as much UNSALTED water as the quantity of beans

Soaking beans is necessary because:

  • They need to absorb some moisture in order to cook evenly
  • Soaking keeps beans from splitting open
  • Soaking breaks down the indigestible sugars that cause intestinal problems
  • Soaking maximizes the nutritional content of beans

Quick soak vs. long soak:
For quick soak

  • Bring beans to a boil for 3 minutes, and then remove from heat, cover pot, and set aside for 1-4 hours

  • Drain beans and get rid of soaking water

  • Rinse beans so that sugars do not remain

  • Cook beans as directed

Long soak

  • Soak beans in cold water overnight or for 8 hours

  • Drain beans and get rid of soaking water

  • Rinse beans so that sugars do not remain

  • Cook beans as directed

Puff pastry:

  • Available pre-made in the frozen section

  • It is many-layered, consisting of pastry dough and pieces of chilled butter – when cooked, moisture from butter creates steam, causing dough to separate into many flaky layers

  • Many applications, both sweet and savory – cheese straws, pot pie crusts, wrapping for encasing meats, flaky cookies like palmiers, pastries like Napoleons, croissants, pain au chocolate, etc.

Recipe Rescues:

  • For a vegetarian black bean soup - omit the ham hocks for a vegetarian black bean soup, but make up for it by seasoning with extra salt.
  • For a chunkier soup - only puree half of the soup in the blender and add it back in to the chunky soup.
  • Other sausages to use in the Saucisson - any type of smoked cured sausage containing pork, beef, or a combination.

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