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Lobster bisque is a soup recipe that is not cheap, but it is well worth the effort and cost. Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. Bisque is a method of extracting flavor from imperfect crustaceans not good enough to send to market. In an authentic bisque, the shells are ground to a fine paste and added to thicken the soup. Valentines day for 2 or New Years Supper, this bisque is never out of place and so mild on the seafood taste that even the most difficult guest will be very pleasantly surprised.
For this delicious Portuguese garlic soup you need the following ingredients:
1 loaf hearty bread
1/4 cup oil
8 chopped cloves of garlic
2 small beef broths
dash of paprika
1/4 tsp sweet and hot
Wonton soup is Chinese classic dish and very easy to cook. The name won ton means swallowing a cloud, and the wonton floating in this popular soup are thought to resemble clouds. Wontons are made by spreading a square wrapper (a dough skin made of flour, egg, water, and salt)flat in the palm of one’s hand, placing a small amount of filling in the center, and sealing the wonton into the desired shape by compressing the wrapper’s edges together with the fingers. Adhesion may be improved by moistening the wrapper’s inner edges, typically by dipping a fingertip into water and running it across the dry dough to dissolve the extra flour. As part of the sealing process, air is pressed out of the interior to avoid rupturing the wonton from internal pressure when cooked.
This is a bit unusual recipe for the mushroom soup. Hungarian mushroom soup is a bit spicy, thanks to paprika, but it is very good choice for a chilly evening diner. The one thing that you want to pay attention to when making it is when you add the flour, you want to make sure that you cook it well before moving on to add the liquids so that you do not end up with the taste of raw flour in your soup. For this recipe you can use any type of mushrooms you can find in your local shop – button mushrooms, shiitake, oyster mushrooms…
To someone, blueberry and red wine soup may come as a surprise. But it is a really good combination of flavours. Blueberries (especially the tiny wild ones) are less sweet and more earthy than you might think. This almost savory take on a fruit soup includes wine, spices, and herbs. Red wines adds a richness and depth of flavour to this creamy American soup and prevents it from tasting too sweet. Choose a robust red wine, such as a Californian Zinfandel or a Bulgarian Cabernet Sauvignon. If blueberries are not available, use dark sweet cherries instead. This soup would make an elegant starter.