An Easy Creamy Cod Soup for Spring

An Easy Creamy Cod Soup for Spring

An Easy Creamy Cod Soup for Spring

It’s a fish soup that is creamy but not overly rich nor fishy, and chock-full of vegetables …asparagus, peas, and fennel. Fresh dill and lemon add herby and bright citrusy notes respectively. Wild Alaska Pacific Cod is a wonderful fish for light soups and stews as it is slightly sweet and has a mild clean taste with a lean flaky texture.

♥ Extending a heartfelt thank you to the small-boat Alaskan fishermen aboard  F/V Fortune who responsibly harvested the pristine fish used in this recipe.

Easy Creamy Cod Soup Recipe

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Broccoli Cauliflower Soup with Dubliner Cheese

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup with Dubliner Cheese

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup with Dubliner Cheese

Dubliner is a robust aged cow’s milk cheese from West Cork, Ireland with a texture similar to a cheddar. It has nutty, sharp, sweet flavors that come from the milk of Irish grass-fed cows.

Here, the ubiquitous broccoli cheese soup is taken to another level – adding another vegetable profile – cauliflower, and creamy earthy white beans plus Irish cheese for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration!

The silky smooth texture is achieved by the action of a high-performance blender. It is that velvety texture that makes the soup so extraordinary. It could easily be served naked…

…but the blank green canvas begs for something jazzy. Queue up a range of garnishes such as micro greens, super-thin radish, chili oil, shredded cheese, and even a creamy shamrock! Erin go bragh.

A St. Paddy’s Soup Recipe

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Cream of Pea Soup, Goat Cheese Flower Crouton

Cream of Pea Soup

Cream of Pea Soup
Goat Cheese Flower Crouton

Spring is just around the corner but…No need to wait another month to serve this super-easy, spring-inspired soup! It is made with frozen peas and just a handful of ingredients.

Frozen peas are simply delicious, inexpensive, and convenient. They are picked and flash-frozen at the peak of freshness so they are always sweet and tender. Turn a bag of plain ol’ peas into something extraordinary, a soup that is quite pretty and awfully tasty.

And if fresh edible flowers are not readily available, you can serve the soup with a (still fabulous) goat cheese crouton topped with fresh herbs like mint or dill.

Cream of Pea Soup Recipe

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Turkey Soup with Tortellini and Kale

Turkey Soup with Tortellini and KaleTurkey Soup with Tortellini and Kale

Turkey Soup with Tortellini and Kale

By the third or fourth day after Thanksgiving I am about ready to look at turkey again. I buy a good-sized turkey for our crowd and we usually serve another protein like roast beef, so when I carve the bird for Thanksgiving dinner I don’t have to worry about slicing every bit of meat off the bones. The carcass usually has a good amount of meat left on it – ideal for a rich flavorful turkey stock and the eventual annual soup.

Craving pasta and greens after the holiday, cheese tortellini and lots of curly kale were the perfect ingredients for this year’s turkey soup.

Turkey Soup with Tortellini and Kale Recipe

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Black Bean Soup with Salsa Verde

Black Bean Soup with Salsa Verde

Fiesta in a Bowl
Black Bean Soup with Salsa Verde

This is one sassy black bean soup. It is easy to make and gets a kick of heat and smoky authentic flavor from the addition of fire-roasted salsa verde added at the end of cooking. Let each diner go crazy with the garnishes according to their own taste: pickled red onion, garlic crema, tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro all add to this fiesta in a bowl. The black bean canvas is artistically painted with a array of flavors, textures, and colors. 

With only 4 ingredients (tomatillos, jalapeños, salt, and water) –  our favorite Salsa de Molcajete Verde from the refrigerated section at the supermarket, adds robust Mexican taste without having to take the extra steps to roast chiles and tomatillos over an open flame. 

Black Bean Soup with Salsa Verde Recipe

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