Tag Archives: Soup

Tom Yam Soup

Tom Yam soup with prawns, shiitake mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and onions. This mouthwatering soup has it all – sour, spicy, salty, sweet…ummmmm! Of course you also have the soft mushrooms and carrots, plus the crunch of cauliflower and prawns. It is an all-around meal.

Aloha, Nate

Bun Rieu

UPDATED Bun Rieu Recipe here

This is a Vietnamese soup noodle dish that features a shrimp, tomato, and tamarind flavored broth, pork meatballs with spiced minced crab meat and minced shrimp, tofu, rice noodles, and shiso leaves. Annie makes this about every 6 months, and the huge pot never lasts more than two days. It is intensely flavored, and savored to the last drop!

Aloha, Nate.

Turkey Soup

We usually make turkey jook with the carcass from the bird but this time I decided to do something more Western in application.

Boiled the carcass, leg bones and wings in 8 cups of water for 2 hours with 1-1/2 onions, 1 large carrot, and 4 ribs of celery, chopped, along with a half tablespoon of whole black peppercorns and a couple of bay leaves. Removed the bones and skimmed the fat off the broth.

Stripped the meat off the bones and returned to the pot. Added a couple of cups of sliced mushrooms. Season with salt, ground pepper, Italian seasoning, ground sage, and a teaspoon of soy sauce. Added some alphabet pasta at the end for the kids, but found that the soup also works well with mashed potatoes at the bottom of the bowl.

I wanted a larger noodle, like bowtie pasta. Still, it tasted pretty good. I like that everything was from scratch.

Aloha, Nate