In this tasty recipe for mushroom soup, the mushroom flavour is boosted with the addition of the dried mushrooms and finished not with the classic cream but with a more modern lighter, slightly tangy crème fraîche.
Christmas Dinner – Chilled Salmon, Dill, and Cucumber Soup
Chilled Salmon, Dill, and Cucumber Soup. This is a lovely starter for a relaxed festive party or a fabulous light lunch, particularly with a nice glass of chilled Riesling or a crisp, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
Cooking with Beer – Beer and Cheese Bisque
When you work for a brewery you are not afraid to cook with beer, in Belgium, they cook with beer much as the French use wine. I think almost all aspiring food led pubs have included deep fried fish in a beer batter or a steak and ale pie on their menus at some stage and more recently they have started to include dishes such as diverse as beer bread, beer ice cream and beer can chicken. Virtually any recipe that calls for a liquid of any sort, the liquid can be substituted with beer.
A Ladle Full of Soup
The rest of the ingredients are pretty common and essential in a well-stocked kitchen. The secret to this classic is a spoonful of marmalade to add a little extra sweetness and an orange undertone to the finished soup.
New England Chowder
As with so many dishes, everyone has their favourite version of today’s recipe post and my favourite is a classic, The New England Chowder, with mussels or clams and potatoes and finished with cream.