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!)
This is a recipe my sister gave me to help build up my DD's immunity, and not get sick so often. Here's what she said about the ingredients: "Basically the miso, the seaweed and the shitakes are DEEP immune builders, the ginger, the cayenne, the scallions help remove excess heat from the body and get circulation going." The ingredients can be increased or decreased to your preference. This is just what I did.
From the *Best Ever Chicken* Cookbook edited by Linda Fraser -- Per the intro, "This is a very quick & easy soup, made in minutes. If you use frozen shrimp, defrost them b4 adding to the soup." *Enjoy* !
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.
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).
I saw this being made on TV (AWW) and thought it looked really good. On the programme they said to serve with toasted slices of french bread which were topped with crumbled blue cheese and grilled. I didn't have any on hand so I topped mine with parmesan cheese. I also, the second time round added some chopped bacon and simmered for another 15mins after I had blended the soup. You could also top each bowl of soup with a spoon of cream for a special occasion.
You won't believe how easy and good it is. Try this and you may never be able to eat a shrimp soup in a Thai restaurant again. This is a blend of two recipes from a really good Thai cookbook, adapted to use easier-to-find ingredients (as recommended in the book, ginger instead of galangal, lime juice instead of lime leaves) and simplified a little. You can make it also with thinly sliced chicken breast instead of shrimp if you add the chicken about the time you add mushrooms and tomatoes and cook everything for a bit longer.
I found this recipe online in an article about a Philadelphia restaurant and tried it out at home. I wasn't overawed by it, but love the flavors, so I decided to play around with it a bit. By the third batch I had hit gold.