Tom Yam Pla

Tom Yam Pla This fantastic spicy yet sour soup is simply delicious! Ingredients 1.5 litres chicken or fish stock 4 whole roasted shallots 3 kaffir lime leaves, torn 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3 cm lengths   300g fish, scaled, gutted and cut into fillets (or cheat as I do and Read more…

Seafood Bisque

Bisque is luxurious and creamy soup, this version is quite simple to make and uses prawns, scallops and salmon. Ingredients 1 tbs olive oil8 large green prawns, peeled, deveined, heads and shells reserved1 brown onion, finely chopped1 small carrot, finely chopped1 celery stick, finely chopped3 large garlic cloves, chopped1 bay Read more…

Soup au Pistou

Pistou comes from Southern France and is very like Italian pesto. It is usually served over soup made from spring vegetables. Ingredients 250 g dried haricot beans 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 celery stalk, chopped 3 carrots, diced bouquet garni 4 pmames, Read more…

Vegetable (Cabbage) Soup

While not quite French it this wonderful Italian soup works well with the vegetables available in France in winter.It is one of our favorite soups and is called Zuppa di Vedura  Italian Vegetable Soup3 tablespoons olive oil2 small onions, chopped2 celery stalks, chopped4 small carrots, chopped2 large potatoes, diced2 leeks, Read more…

Mique

 Mique SarladaiseThis dish is a specialty of Sarlat and is a fabulous dish in the depths of winter when the snow is piling up outside. The mique is a delicious dumpling. This dish is designed to be eaten over 2 courses, first the broth and then the meat and vegetables. 1 Read more…

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup Ingredients Serves 6800 g Pumpkin peeled and cut in large cubes200 ml Cream1 tsp grated nutmeg1 tsp ground ginger1 tbsp soft brown sugar Method Cook the pumpkin in enough water to just cover it until it is tender. Once cooked puree then add the cream, spices, and sugar Read more…

Tomato and White Bean Soup

Tomato and White Bean Soup This hearty recipe hails for the south of France where just about every recipe starts with..”Add a tablespoon of duck fat…” Olive oil can be substituted. Ingredients 1 tablespoon duck fat1 onion chopped1 slice bacon, diced1 carrot finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely choppedsmall handful parlsey finely Read more…

Garlic Soup

Garlic Soup Ingredients Serves 4 Soup 2 bulbs of garlic, about 30 cloves,cloves separated 125 ml olive oil 125 g streaky bacon,finely chopped 1 floury potato, diced 1.5 litres (6 cups) chicken stock bouquet garni 3 egg yolks Cheese Croutons 1/2 baguette or 1 ficelle, sliced 40 g (1/4 cup) Read more…