Soups

  • Recipe: Roasted vegetable soup

    Recipe: Roasted vegetable soup

    Total time: 2 hours, 50 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 servings Roasted vegetable stock 2 cups diced onion 2 carrots, scrubbed and diced (about 1 cup) 3 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 6 whole peeled cloves garlic 2 cups peeled, diced celery root 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon...

  • Recipe: Shrimp and artichoke soup with spring herb gnocchi

    Recipe: Shrimp and artichoke soup with spring herb gnocchi

    Total time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6 Fresh herb gnocchi 1/2 cup ricotta 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 teaspoon minced tarragon 1 tablespoon minced parsley 1 teaspoon minced chives 5 to 6 tablespoons flour, plus extra for rolling gnocchi 1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the ricotta,...

  • Recipe: Kabocha velouté soup

    Recipe: Kabocha velouté soup

    Total time: 2 hours, 25 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Piment d'espelette, ground Basque chile, can be found at Surfas in Culver City, Nicole's Gourmet in Pasadena and Market Gourmet in Venice. 2 cloves garlic, 1 crushed and 1 minced, divided 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1/4 cup ( 1/2...

  • Recipe: White bean velouté soup

    Recipe: White bean velouté soup

    Total time: 2 hours, 45 minutes plus overnight soaking Servings: 6 1 pound cannellini beans 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots 1 cup finely chopped leeks 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves, divided 8 cups chicken broth 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon...

  • Recipe: Chilled cucumber, avocado and buttermilk soup

    Recipe: Chilled cucumber, avocado and buttermilk soup

    Total time: 45 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling Servings: 10 Note: From Douglas Keane at Market. 6 cucumbers, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks (unpeeled) 3 avocados, peeled, pitted and cut up 2 cups plain yogurt 2 cups buttermilk 1/2cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 6 fresh...

  • Recipe: Mushroom velouté with buttermilk 'blini'

    Recipe: Mushroom velouté with buttermilk 'blini'

    Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes Servings: 8 Note: Crème fraîche is available at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Gelson's and most well-stocked markets. Buttermilk "blini" 1/2 cup flour 3/4 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons...

  • Recipe: Chilled sweet pea bisque with Dungeness crab and mint

    Recipe: Chilled sweet pea bisque with Dungeness crab and mint

    Total time: 1 hour Servings: 4 1 3/4 pounds English peas in their shells 1 onion, chopped 1 3/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon butter 1 leek, chopped 1/4 cup rice 3 ounces Dungeness crab meat (a little more than 1/2 cup), preferably leg and claw meat 1 tablespoon slivered mint 1 to...

  • Recipe: Creamy mushroom and roasted onion soup

    Recipe: Creamy mushroom and roasted onion soup

    Total time: 40 minutes, plus 1 hour roasting time for the onion Dear SOS: We had lunch today at the Cave in the Ventura Wine Co. Our guests had the onion-mushroom soup, which was so delicious that they ordered seconds. Could you please get the recipe for us? -- Richard Mullarky, Ventura Dear Richard:...

  • Recipe: Turkey Corn Chowder

    Recipe: Turkey Corn Chowder

      Active Work Time: 20 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 40 minutes Corn, roasted peppers and potatoes give the usual post-Thanksgiving turkey soup extra flavor. 2 tablespoons butter 1 small red onion, chopped 1 large carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 6 cups chicken stock 2 leftover turkey leg...

  • Recipe: Cream of parsnip soup with crisp-fried pancetta

    Recipe: Cream of parsnip soup with crisp-fried pancetta

      Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Servings: 6 2 pounds parsnips 2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped Salt 1 boiling potato, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 4 cups water 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Freshly ground...

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