Soups

  • Recipe: Today's Gazpacho (Gazpacho Hoy)

    Recipe: Today's Gazpacho (Gazpacho Hoy)

    Active Work Time: 20 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 1 hour chilling 4 ounces (about 4 slices) stale bread, crusts removed 2 cloves garlic 2 pounds tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 (2-inch-square) piece green bell pepper, optional 1 (2-inch) chunk peeled cucumber, optional...

  • Recipe: Cold spiced cherry soup

    Recipe: Cold spiced cherry soup

    Total time: 40 minutes, plus at least 4 hours' chilling time Servings: 6 to 8 Note: This slightly sweet soup is an adaptation of a classic Hungarian dish. It makes an elegant first course for an early-summer dinner. 8 whole cloves 12 whole allspice 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 12 whole black peppercorns...

  • Recipe: Soupe à l'oignon gratinée

    Recipe: Soupe à l'oignon gratinée

    Dear SOS: Some 40 years ago while in Paris, four of us made a late night trip to the Halles [produce] market. The workers were huddled around this stand that was selling onion soup and we ordered some to warm us up. It was fantastic! I hit upon Comme Ça and was delighted to find their soup. Merle...

  • Apple-brie soup at Bistro du Soleil in Playa del Rey

    Apple-brie soup at Bistro du Soleil in Playa del Rey

    Dear SOS: As an occasional special of the day, Bistro du Soleil in Playa del Rey serves an especially tasty apple-Brie soup. In fact, a friend sent an e-mail to the restaurant saying that she was coming to celebrate her birthday with friends and asked if it would prepare the soup for that evening....

  • Recipe: Gundi (Chickpea-and-Chicken-Dumpling Soup)

    Recipe: Gundi (Chickpea-and-Chicken-Dumpling Soup)

    Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 3 1/2 hours Gundi is to Iranian Jewish cooking what the matzo ball is to Eastern and Central European Jewish food. The dumplings may be served in soup, as Nathan does in this recipe from her cookbook, or as an appetizer, wrapped in flatbread...

  • Recipe: Ginger chicken soup with baby bok choy

    Recipe: Ginger chicken soup with baby bok choy

    Active Work Time: 30 minutes Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 40 minutes plus 8 hours chilling 3 chicken breast halves, about 1 1/2 pounds 2 (49 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth 4 slices ginger, about 1/2-inch thick 1 small onion, quartered 3 cloves garlic 1 green onion with top, cut in 3-inch lengths...

  • Recipe: Purple cauliflower soup with walnut oil

    Recipe: Purple cauliflower soup with walnut oil

    Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Purple cauliflower and potatoes are available at farmers markets and select Bristol Farms and Whole Foods. White cauliflower and potatoes can be used. 1 tablespoon butter 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced (1/2 cup) 3 medium purple potatoes, peeled...

  • Recipe: Spring soup of greens and pasta

    Recipe: Spring soup of greens and pasta

    Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 6 Note: The mixed leafy greens can include mustard, kale, collard, beet and turnip greens, chard as well as dandelions. (Watch the dandelions as too many might make the soup bitter.) One-half pound yields 8 cups coarsely chopped. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion,...

  • Recipe: Creamy butternut squash soup with ginger

    Recipe: Creamy butternut squash soup with ginger

      Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Servings: 6 VIDEO: Click here to watch a video of Times Food editor Russ Parsons making this recipe. 1 (2 1/2 -pound) butternut squash 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 3 cloves garlic, sliced 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 6 cups water...

  • Recipe: Rustic vegetable soup with rye croutons and parsley-savory 'pistou'

    Recipe: Rustic vegetable soup with rye croutons and parsley-savory 'pistou'

    Total time: About 1 hour Note: This makes more "pistou" than you will need for the soup. You can use the extra to top grilled chicken or mix it into salads or steamed vegetables. Servings: 4 to 6 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 bulb of fennel, thinly sliced...

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