Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Turtle soup (Cajun style).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter/add flour to make roux (don't burn).
  2. Add onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, celery and garlic.
  3. Cook over med heat about 30 minutes.
  4. Add meat in small pieces, then add salt, black pepper, red pepper, bay leaves, thyme, cloves, allspice, grated nutmeg, beef stock, and water.
  5. Bring to boil then simmer 2 1/2 hours.
  6. Thirty minutes before soup is done, add Worcestershire, lemon and sherry.
  7. Turn off fire add parsley an green onion tops to add more flavor add mor water if needed.
  8. Prior to serving, add sliced eggs.
  9. Serve with garlic French bread.


Most Helpful

Turtle meat can be purchased from I've never been disappointed.

Cooking Mom of 7 November 13, 2008

The only place I have seen turtles sold has been in chinatown, San Francisco, NYC, Toronto, Vancouver. I'm sure any city with a good sized chinatown has live turtles.

ngibsonn September 09, 2002

This soup sounds great. I don't want to sound dumb, but I've never seen turtle meat sold in a grocery store, at least not where I live. Where would you buy it, or do you have to catch them? My uncle used to catch snappers and have a big turtle-fry (it was really more like stew)and it was really good.

papergoddess August 27, 2002

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