recipes: soup/stew

  • Chilled Asparagus and Pea Soup
    asparagusfresh English peasolive oilsmall yellow onionslight chicken or vegetable stockhalf and half (or heavy cream)lemon juice or rice wine vinegar to tasteKosher salt and black pepper to tastemint
  • Green Gazpacho: Chilled Cucumber Soup
    English cucumberplain yogurtcilantrochampagne vinegarfresh mint leavesjalapeñoscallionKosher salt and fresh ground pepperwateravocadosextra virgin olive oilscallionspumpkin seedscrème fraiche or Greek yogurtcilantro
  • Italian Meatball Soup (Wedding)
    ground beef or pork (or combine the two)large egggrated Romano or Parmesan CheeseItalian (non flavored) bread crumbsgarlic cloveswhite onionchopped oreganochopped parsleybuttercelerySalt and pepper for seasoningonioncarrotgarlicchicken brotholive oilacini di pepeswiss chard
  • Lentil and Vegetable Stew (Sambar)
    Stock Pot mortar and pestle or spice grinder coriander seedsred chiliesgaram masalacumin seedspeppercornsturmericmustard seedscinnamonclovetamarindlentils (toor dahl)waterghee (clarified butter)turmericonionshallotssmall red chiliescurry leavesmustard seedfenugreektomatoessambar powdermixed vegetables (carrot green bean potato)chopped cilatrosalt to taste
  • Red Pepper Soup
    sliced onionsgarlicdry white winelarge red bell pepperschicken or vegetable stock brothchopped fresh thymesalt and white or black pepperhot red pepper flakesolive oilcreme fraichechopped thyme
  • Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Pepitas and Crema
    winter squashLight olive oillarge yellow oniongarlic clovessmall chipotle in adobothyme sprigsground corianderground cinnamonground nutmegdry sherrylight chicken stock (or water)Kosher saltground black pepperHoneyunsalted butterground cuminancho chile powderpumpkin seeds (pepitas)ground cuminkosher saltlight olive oilcreme fraiche
  • Soupe a l'Oignon au Fromage
    unsalted butterolive oilyellow onionstable saltgranulated sugarall-purpose flourdry white winebeef stockfreshly ground black peppercognaconionSwiss GruyerebutterFrench bread
  • Tom Kha, Coconut Soup
    fresh galangallemon grasscoconut milkwatermushroomsjuice of 1-2 limessmall onionred jalapeno or fresno pepperfresh kaffir lime leavesfish saucepalm sugarfreshly ground white peppercilantro leaves or short sprigsprawns
  • Vichyssoise (Chilled Potato and Leek Soup)
    onionbutterolive oilleekspotatoeschicken brothSalt and pepper to tastePinch of nutmegheavy creamChives
  • White Gazpacho (Ajo Blanco)
    large yellow oniongarlic clovespankoslivered almondswatergreen seedless grapessherry vinegarfresh squeezed lemon juiceolive oilKosher salt and black pepper to tastecucumbersChives and espelette for garnish