Posts tagged with 'soup'


  • Posted on October 22, 2007 at 7:45 pm

‘Sup, fall! I was wondering when you were going to show up.

Tomato soup + grilled cheese sandwich: great fall food or greatest fall food?

I had a happy accident with tonight’s batch of homemade tomato soup. I was afraid I’d ruined it, but it ended up being awesome.

Tomato Soup a la Chaobell

Recipe uses fuzzy measurements. Really, it’s simple and flexible enough that some pretty wide variances on amounts according to your taste won’t hurt anything.

For one big bowl of soup, I chopped up about 2-3 tbsp. of yellow onion and sauteed it with a little olive oil, garlic, and red wine (I used shiraz, because it was there). While the onion is sauteeing, I quartered five Campari tomatoes and scraped out their seeds and slime. (5 Campari tomatoes = about 10-15 cherry tomatoes = 2 or 3 Roma tomatoes). I threw those right into the pot with the onions and sauteed them too for a bit, just until they started getting bright red and juicy. Then I added about a cup of chicken stock and 1/4 teaspoon of fresh dill, covered it, and let it simmer.

Here’s where I was sure I’d fucked it up. When I went back to check and see if it was ready to puree, all the chicken stock had evaporated, and some of the tomatoes were starting to caramelize onto the bottom of the pot. “OH SHIT MY TOMATOES ARE BURNING,” I said, and poured in more chicken stock and scraped and prayed and then tasted… and holy crap, it was awesome.

I let it heat back up to steaming again, then took the stick blender to it and added a little salt. Oh man. With a grilled cheddar/havarti on potato bread to dip in it? Best tomato soup evar. \o/

All glory to the fish soup

  • Posted on August 29, 2007 at 9:02 pm

I’ve been meaning to make this Vietnamese fish soup for some time now, seeing as how it came so highly recommended. And I was going to make it last week, and realized I was without celery, and so made this Vietnamese chicken noodle soup (which is also most excellent) instead.

Tonight I finally got around to trying the fish soup. I used salmon, seeing as how I just bought a bag of frozen salmon filets (surprisingly awesome for frozen salmon from Wal-Mart), farted with proportions to produce a little more than one bowl of soup, and then dumped a bunch of udon in.


Most of the udon came out of the soup and went into tomorrow’s lunch, along with whatever fish and vegetable chunks got ensnared in it in the process. Some of the udon stayed in the soup, making FISHNOODLE SOUP. Or NOODLEFISH SOUP. Whatever, it tastes fucking awesome.


  • Comments are off for All glory to the fish soup
  • Filed under