[Cover photo by twissis.] Soups from every cuisine. My other soup cookbooks include Chow Down on Chowder , Dreamy Cream Soups , For Health and Healing , Hearty Meat Soups , Meat-Free , Out of the Ocean, Into the Tureen 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.)
This wonderful soup recipe, is from my favorite grocery store, located in Minneapolis, MN. I make it using wild rice that has been harvested by hand, thus supporting the Native American's who grow it in Northern MN. There really is a difference.
If you have some chicken stock on hand, this is the easiest ever soup to make. Loaded with herbs and spices, I think it would be perfect for warming up on a chilly winter day or clearing a cold-stuffed body.
This lightly-creamed soup is truly special. It works as comfort food for a casual soup & salad dinner or a starter course for an elegant dinner party. On our recent trip to the US, my SIL gave me the recipe. She said her mother had copied it from a cookbook & did not recall the source. I wish I knew who to acknowledge & thank for this classy taste sensation. I hope you try this & enjoy it as we did. (PLS READ NOTES shown as steps 7, 8 & 9 of prep)... *Edited To Add* This recipe was revised to include the addition of garlic & Old Bay Seasoning.
Be sure to use clear full flavored broth. Personally I like to add the carrots & mushrooms into the bowl of steaming broth without simmering them first , personal preference. This is such an attractive, easy to make, light soup that is just perfect for the start of an Oriental meal or with any meal. Substitute strands of cooked Chicken instead of the seafood. See footnore at bottom of recipe for clarifying broth
My grandmother (from Fall River Massachusettes) taught me to make this soup just before I went to college. I tweaked it a little, but not much. This is portuguese soul food. It cures all ills, especially the rainy cabin fever I get here in Seattle each winter.
Note: 12.02.07 I stopped eating meat, but still love to make this soup. Vegetarians... use "Soyrizo" instead of Chourice.
A home style soup simply flavored with sweet white onions and Pancetta. Toasted Italian bread croutons topped with fresh grated Swiss cheese add texture and richness. I like to add just a touch of white wine. Recipe from the "cook's library".
This sounds so wonderful, however, if I made a batch of this I'd be the only one in my house eating it. I'm placing it here for safe-keeping and hope that someone will prepare it and let me know just how good it is. I found this in Southern Living Magazine.
Versions of this are cooked in many parts of the Mediterranean area--Greece, West Asia and North Africa. Before juicing, I microwave the lemons about 20 seconds to increase the amount of juice. If you prefer, oregano can be substituted for the mint.