[Cover photo by Mrs Goodall.] Seafood soups. (Of course there are also a lot of seafood soups in my cookbooks Soups: Chow Down With Chowder and Soups: Slurping Round the World ). My other soup cookbooks include Dreamy Cream Soups , For Health and Healing , Hearty Meat Soups , Meat-Free and Tomato Soup . . . Mm-mm, Good!
You'll need both chopsticks and a spoon for this soup! I think of this recipe as a basic from which you can add, detract or do whatever. It is great to serve during Christmas week for a change of pace.
This is a traditional West Indian recipe, which will vary slightly from island to island.........this version is from Trinidad. Don't be put off by the look--it tastes delicious. (I don't cook with salt, so some may need to be added for personal taste.)
When we lived in Norway we used to eat lots of fish...this recipe reminds me of a fish soup which was very common there. You can use other fish and shellfish.
The potatoes and tomatoes are ingredients I have been adding over the years and listed them as optional.
I modified this recipe from "The Ocean's Bounty," a little recipe book given to me by a friend from Connecticut. Instead of using whole fish, I used fillets, which cuts the cooking time. I cook only until the peppers are crunchy-done.
From the "Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook" comes this seafood dish which is served at various colonial taverns on the site, including Christiana Campbell's. "In this recipe from the Barrier Islands, tomatoes and aromatic vegetables are stewed with seafood." The term "muddle" came from the early settlers and refers to a "mess of fish."
This is the Top Recipe of 1987 in the San Francisco Chronicle. This cioppino comes from Amey Shaw, who was chef at Berkeley's Fourth Street Grill when she created this version of a Bay Area classic. The stew is brimming with seafood -- Dungeness crab, mussels, clams and squid -- simmered in a saffron-laced broth. Each serving is garnished with croutons and a fiery-garlicky rouille. Clearly, this cioppino is not for the faint of heart.
Don't be scared, time to get fancy! I am totally into elegant dishes, and this is one of my favorites. Amuse-Boushe "a little bite" of a flavorful soup to begin a dinner party. This is NOT a large quantity soup, it is designed to be a small taste, prior to dinner. COOKS NOTE: This can be made ahead of time.
This is a classy yet simple soup from France. I have made mussel soup before but this is the best recipe. Make sure you have the freshest mussels!! Serve with a good loaf of crusty bread to soak up all the wonderful broth! To make this into an entrée add 1/2 pound of cooked pasta, such as penne. Add the pasta to the soup just before serving. This is from Mark Bittman.
My sister Cathy made this recipe while she was visiting over the holidays. It is a flavorful soup that warms the insides during the winter months. She originally found the recipe in Yankee Magazine for Curried Vegetable Soup and added in the shrimp.