Soups

Potato Leek and Bacon Soup

Potato Leek and Bacon Soup

Bacon. There, I said it. Crisp savory bacon with some other ingredients, namely chicken stock, potatoes and leeks make this a super easy hearty dish to have in the middle of winter when Punxsutawney Phil tells us to hunker down for six more weeks (damn that little rodent!). What could be easier than throwing everything into a crock pot and forgetting about…

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Champagne and Chilled Summer Soup

When the summer weather starts heating up, it’s a fine time to chill it down with a nice glass of Champagne and a tangy chilled summer soup. I usually make this recipe 3-5 times during the summer months because it’s easy and tasty—the best kind of recipe. My blog (and diet) doesn’t have a lot of vegetarian dishes, which is…

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Heirloom Tomato Soup

. This recipe comes from Chef Brandon Sharp of the Michelin Star Restaurant, Solage in Calistoga, CA.  A recipe like this warms the soul when the weather gets cold.   INGREDIENTS 1 yellow onion, medium dice 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 bunch fresh basil tied with 4 sprigs of thyme and 4 sprigs of marjoram 2 cloves of garlic, minced…

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Chilled Cucumber Soup Wine Pairing

photo courtesy of sassyradish.com    WINE PAIRING: Go up to the ingredients list and pick out the fruits listed.  You’ll see honeydew melon and lemon stand out as two of the flavors that go into the soup.  That’s a great starting point when thinking about what wine to pull out and serve.  A grape like Muscat can work very well…

Chilled Watermelon Soup

Image via Wikipedia . . INGREDIENTS 10 cups seedless watermelon chunks 2 LBS fresh fruit, cubed (apricots, peaches, grapes, cherries, melon) 3/4 cup golden raisins 4 OZ sweet white dessert wine such as muscat 3 TBSP Greek thyme honey Mint leaves (for garnish) Remove rinds and any small seeds from watermelon and cut into chunks.  In food processor, puree watermelon…

Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced 1-1/4 LB potatoes, peeled and diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 1 QT vegetable stock 2 TSP lemon juice 2 TBSP brown sugar 1/2 cup white onion, roughly chopped 1 Pint cream 2 TSP curry powder 2 TSP curry powder In large heavy pot, melt butter on low heat.  Add onions,…

Boston Bouillabaisse

1 LB cod fillets* 1 LB pollock fillets* 1 LB flounder fillets* 1 LB sea scallops 3/4 cup white onion, chopped 3/4 cup sliced celery 1 garlic clove, minced 1/3 cup butter 2 cups fish stock or clam juice 1 cup water 2 cans (1 LB ea.) tomatoes 1/2 TSP thyme 1 bay leaf, crushed 1/2 TSP saffron Salt and…

Mushroom Soup with Smoked Bacon and Sour Cream

Serves 4 people INGREDIENTS 1 LB. morel mushrooms, rinsed clean 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup sherry ½ sour cream 1 cup heavy cream (optional) 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 celery bunch, chopped 6 OZ smoked bacon, cut into strips 2 cloves garlic 2 carrots, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 TBSP parsley, finely chopped…

Shrimp and Crab Bisque

1/2 LB shrimp 1/2 LB canned crab meat 3-10.5 OZ cans clam juice 8 OZ canned tomato puree 16 OZ cream sherry 2 TSP sugar 2 TBSP garlic, minced 1 TSP red chilie pepper flakes 2 TBSP cornstarch mixed with 3 TBSP water In a medium saucepan, boil clam juice. Add shrimp when it reached boil, unpeeled. Boil 3-5 minutes…