[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 started as refrigerator sweep, and I used left over mushroom rice from the day before. However; this can all be made the same day, and cooked chicken could be used instead of shrimp. Cooking is a Creative Sport.
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.
My friend Edith claims she could eat her weight in this soup. I have not tried this yet, but plan to make it for her sometime as a surprise and have posted it for safe keeping. It looks quite easy and tasty!
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.
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.
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.
Adapted from "Charleston Receipts" and attributed to Mrs. Henry Church, this is an authentic she crab soup recipe. Mrs. Church shares a 'secret'--if unable to obtain she crabs and thus have no roe, crumble the yolks of hard boiled eggs in the bottom of the soup plates. Please note there is a difference between the egg-bearing female crabs who carry their eggs outside their shells and which are generally illegal to be harvested, and the she crabs which contain roe within their shells and which are legal. These are available via mail order from several seafood houses in the Carolinas and Georgia. Please also note that the spicing of the soup is very mild but very traditional--if you prefer it to be more highly spiced, you can of course add more and additional spices.
My favourite soup on a hot summers day-I just love this. The prep time doesn't include chilling which I think takes about 6 hours. The canned Asian chicken stock I used to use is no longer available, so Aussies note I now use the boxed liquid stuff.
This originally came from a Weight Watchers cookbook and I adapted it slightly for a chili cookoff at work. It ended up as a finalist and was voted "Most Memorable". I really enjoyed the flavor and it is very quick to put together, which is even better! 4 WW points for 1 cup serving.
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.