Excellent! I was looking for a soup to mimic a gourmet restaurant here in Panama City Beach, Florida called "Firefly," and this is VERY close. At the end it seemed as if it was missing a little something so I added about 1 tsp of bacon drippings and that almost made it perfect. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and it was good enough that I will be making it for Christmas gifts next year!! I guess for now we will be going to Firefly for our special occasions to get their authentic soup, but this is a close second. Well worth the short 30 minutes and sinkful of dishes!!