French Onion Seafood & Steak Soup Bowl by Sy

"This hearty and savory onion soup bowl "Surf & Turf", is a combination of French and Chinese cuisines. It has sauteed onions, seafood, steak, tomatoes, mushrooms, noodles and topped with melted Swiss cheese. You can use large soup bowls for a "Complete Meal" or small bowls if you wish. Enjoy, with a slice of warm and crusty French Baguette/Bread."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • STEP#1 for NOODLES, VEGETABLES, TOPPING: Place noodles in boiling water (&a little oil) and cook until 3/4 done, drain and set aside.
  • Toast French baguette/bread and set aside.
  • Cut Swiss Gruyere Cheese into small but THICK slices and slightly smaller then the toasted bread and set aside.
  • Cut mushrooms in half and set aside.
  • Cut tomatoes into thin pieces and set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoon peanut/olive oil in a wok.
  • Add curry powder and cook for about 1-2 minutes (add a little water as needed).
  • Add the steak and stir fry for 1 minute (until pinkness is lost).
  • Add the scallops and stir fry 1 minute.
  • Add the shrimps (&other seafood) and stir fry 1 minute.
  • Add soy sauce stir fry briefly (don't over cook the meat or seafood); remove and set aside.
  • STEP#2 for SOUP BASE: In a large pot and using a medium heat add the oil and melt the butter.
  • Then add onions and sauté.
  • Cook the onions stirring gently until they are a light golden brown (about 12+ minutes).
  • Put in the shallots, ginger, garlic and cook for 2+ minutes.
  • Then add the flour and stir for 2 minute.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the wine and scrap off the onions from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the beef broth, sesame oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and sugar.
  • Simmer on medium/low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of the wine to taste.
  • Then place pot on a very low flame/heat to keep hot.
  • STEP#3 PUT IT ALL TOGETHER: In 6 LARGE microwave bowls, add a small portion of noodles (If you are using small microwave bowls, eliminate the noodles).
  • Then add some mushrooms, tomatoes, alfalfa/bean sprouts, peanuts.
  • Next ladle the onion soup broth into each bowl.
  • Then add two pieces (no more) of the toasted French bread.
  • Place two thick slices of the Gruyere cheese on each piece of bread.
  • Add the seafood and meat topping around the side of the bowl for a nice presentation.
  • Place the bowl in a microwave oven and cook for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  • Serve using a porcelain Chinese spoon& chop sticks and with a warm piece of French Bread.
  • Enjoy.
  • Note- You can use ovenproof soup bowls instead of microwave bowls.
  • Place bowls in an oven at 350 degrees temperature and heat for 5-7 minutes in order to melt the cheese.
  • Or use a salamander broiler to melt the cheese and with the cheese slightly browned in spots.

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  1. Judy-Jude
    The flavor of this soup is excellent and unique. The directions are clear and easy to follow. I removed the skins and seeds from the tomatoes and used the beef, (no shell fish, bean sprouts or noodles) and dredged the beef pieces in the peanuts, which I chopped up fine. The beef was delicious with the chopped peanuts, we almost ate all the beef before it went into the soup. I used a combination of Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheese over some garlic croutons and finished the individual bowls in the oven, per the instructions. Thank you for creating such a great recipe, we will be having this again. Good luck with this recipe in the contest.
  2. Nita Holleman
    Unique dish. A bit complicated for the average cook, but well explained. I would not add so much curry powder.
    This was so worth making! Sorry but there was no left overs. I only left out the mushrooms and curry. I also let this simmer for awhile before putting in the oven. Just love the smell. We ranked this 10 stars!


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