Seafood and Sausage Gumbo

Ingredients 3 pounds raw shrimp in shell [I used 3.5 pounds frozen, with only the end tail part on] 1 1/2 quarts water [I added 2 cups of seafood stock to this, see notes as to why] 4 onions, 2 of them quartered 4 bay leaves [I used three because I missed where it told…

Definitions… Chowder, Soup or Stew

Chowder: A thick chunky soup typically made with seafood and vegetables. The name is derived from the French world chaudiere which is a caldron used by fisherman to make their fresh fish stews. Clam chowder is probably the most common chowder in the U.S. but chowders may simply be any soup with a rich base…

Epic Fail: Clam Chowder

I tried the recipe. I did not like how their directions read but I had never made a clam chowder before. This chowder came out horrible.  I will try it again with the modification that I thought of AFTER I had ruined it by following their directions.

Fresh Tomato and Bean Soup

Ingredients: 2 pounds ripe plum tomatoes [I had just under two pounds.  I had bought them for another recipe and forgot I had them, oops] 2 Tablespoons olive oil [Of course I used EVOO] 2 cups roughly chopped onions [I used two green onions so fresh they still had the dirt on them and two…

Favorite Food

And on another note if you have a favorite food or a few I can always toss up a recipe or two including your favorites.

Allergies

For those of you following my soup recipes… If you have allergies to certain foods by all means tell me what they are and I can work on making soups or posting recipes which avoid those foods. ~Heather