This is simply lean beef and kidney beans in a delicious cinnamon and cumin-scented stew, with lots of parsley and chives and a splash of lemon juice. The unusual color is from turmeric, and it's best served with rice.
This soup warms you to your core!
Use a thick grained white bread, nothing too fluffy.
A variation of this soup is to cook a bowl full of sorrel with the garlic, and proceed with the rest of the directions. (BTW - this soup is also used to prevent hangovers!)
I just came back from Marrakesh and had to recreate the Harira I had in the Djemma El Fna market. I read about 20 recipes and used what I thought was the best of all of them, then used my tastebud memories for the rest. This is an extremely flexible recipe, and should be adjusted to suit your tastes. Don't be daunted, it is exceptionally easy! Harira is the soup that is traditionally used to break the fast each day during Ramadan. Note: the spice mix "ras el hanout" is a special blend of 15 - 35 spices created by each spice merchant to his own tastes. It is available to buy through various websites, or you might search the various ingredients and try making your own (I brought some home).
Inspired by a lentil sausage soup enjoyed in Northern Arizona at a restaurant named "The Red Raven". It isn't quite there. Will need to sample again. They giggled when I asked for the recipe. A yummy meal in itself. Serve with warm bread.
This soup is a favorite pantry meal for my family. Easy, easy, easy to make and nutritious. I got the recipe from the back of a soup can but have improvised this soup many times. Feel free to adjust seasonings as you like.
Shrimp Gumbo is a fast microwave soup that is quick and easy to prepare. We love it with a loaf of sourdough french bread. I made a few changes to the original recipe from Barbara Kafka's Microwave Gourmet Heathstyle Cookbook.
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. This is served at Bewley's Cafe in Dublin which is a favorite spot for shoppers and Trinity College Students. This soup remains a favorite. From a cookbook called The New Irish Table. I have not tried this yet. (The orange juice was a recent addition.)