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Category Archives for "Soup Recipes"

Classic New England Fish Chowder

| Seafood Soups

Did you know that New England fish chowder was the original chowder? It actually pre-dates clam chowders by at least a hundred years. If you’re a food nerd like myself check out A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of a New England Meal. This great little book traces its development from its origins in the […]

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The 9 Best New England Cookbooks

| Soup Recipes

Now that I’ve lived in New England for well over a decade, I’ve acquired quite a collection of New England cookbooks. I can’t wait to contribute my own New England cookbook to this post someday! I’ve been working on such a project for over three years now. (Update: it is NOW available!) In the meantime, […]

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17 Ideas for Soups for Thanksgiving

| Seasonal Soups

Looking for recipe ideas for soups for Thanksgiving? I got you covered with 7 classic Fearless Eating recipes and 10 recipes from a wide variety of great food blogs. Soups are great to make ahead and save yourself some time in the kitchen on the day of the big feast. They also make a great […]

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Roasted Carrot Apple Soup Recipe

| Seasonal Soups

Rich (but not too rich) and sweet (but not too sweet), this roasted carrot apple soup works any time of the year but is especially suited for autumn when apples are in season. It’s especially well-suited for kids as most will find the sweetness in this recipe very palatable. This recipe could also teach kids […]

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Simple Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese

| Seasonal Soups

Who doesn’t love a simple butternut squash soup in the cold weather months? Its dense flesh and nutty flavor is a bit like sweet potatoes but with more of a butterscotch-like flavor. Warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make it all the more nourishing and delicious. It’s a close call with my Roasted Carrot Apple […]

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How to Make a Maine Lobster Stew

| Seafood Soups

In my new seafood cookbook, New England Soups from the Sea, I include 3 lobster soup recipes – lobster bisque, lobster corn chowder, and a Maine lobster stew. These are the 3 main types of lobster soups in New England. Without question, the Maine lobster stew recipe is the least known of the three. But […]

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Oyster Chowder with Spinach

| Chowder

An oyster chowder is not exactly a common chowder. It’s like a dear friend with a lavish lifestyle. You love this dear friend but you know you’re going to have to shell out some cash every time you hang out. However, on occasion, it’s totally worth it. Unlike the bold flavors of clam chowder, oyster […]

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Smoked Haddock Chowder with a Poached Egg

| Chowder

A poached egg in a chowder? Oh yes indeed! Better yet, not just any chowder but a smoked haddock chowder. It just so happens that the flavors of smoked fish and an egg yolk complement each other really well. Who knew? Well, I guess you could say millions of Asian people certainly know, perhaps not […]

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A Crab Stew Recipe from New England

| Seafood Soups

Truth be told, you’ll find very few recipes, be it online or in cookbooks, for a New England-style crab stew. Same for crab soups. New England quahogs, lobsters, and mussels are much more popular in New England soups and stews than local crabs. So when I decided I wanted to make a New England-style crab […]

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How to Make Crab Stock

| Bone Broths

Crab stock is not something many people make at home, at least not here in New England. However, the method for making crab stock is almost identical to lobster stock, a stock that is probably more familiar to New Englanders. And the result is the same – a wonderful, richly flavored stock that can be […]

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How to Make a Simple Pork Meatball Soup

| Asian Soups

One of my favorite types of soups to make when I’m short on time are simple meatball soups. All you need are some basic root veggies, some greens, a few herbs and spices and of course, some ground meat and bone broth. It’s amazing how something so simple can be so delicious. In this post […]

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How to Make Congee in Different Ways

| Asian Soups

There’s so many reasons why you should make congee – cost, simplicity, nourishment, gut health – but one of the biggest reasons is that you can make an almost unlimited amount of recipes from one pot of rice. Let me show you how I do it at home: How to Make a Plain Rice Congee […]

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