Sausage and Corn Chowder

Corn and Chorizo Chowder Recipe

This easy sausage and corn chowder recipe takes the traditional creamy corn soup to a whole new level. We use pan-toasted Spanish Chorizo in our chowder to give it additional depth of flavor and a slight smokiness that pairs perfectly with sweet corn. Another cured smoked sausage, such as Andouille, will also work well if … Read more

Malaysian Curry Beef Noodle Soup – Laksa

Beef Laksa Recipe

We became huge fans of Laksa (Malaysian curry noodle soup) when traveling through Malaysia and Singapore. This creamy noodle soup is full of spicy exotic flavors, such as lemongrass and creamy coconut milk, that we have come to crave when in through Southeast Asia. We quickly discovered that we weren’t alone in our adoration for … Read more

Caldo Verde – Portuguese Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

Sausage Kale Potato Soup

Caldo Verde is a popular Portuguese soup recipe whose name translates simply to “green broth.” The soup gets its characteristic green color from hearty green leafy vegetables in the cabbage family (forms of kale or collard greens are often used). It gets its rich creamy texture from potatoes and a spicy punch from the use … Read more

New England Style Seafood Chowder

New England Seafood Chowder

Having grown up in Maine, I often crave a creamy bowl of chowder. We Mainers have entire festivals devoted to finding the best recipe. Some prefer a thin broth, and others are so thick that you can pile up a chunky bite full on your spoon. Some recipes call for bacon which adds a subtle smoky … Read more

Sopa de Lima – Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Sopa de Lima is a traditional soup from Mexico’s Yucatan region. It is similar to the better known Tortilla Soup but adds a fresh citrus flavor with the liberal use of fresh lime. The limes used in the Yucatan Peninsula are a variety called “lima agria”  or bitter lime. They have a  are slightly sweet … Read more

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Chicken Enchilada is one of my favorite soup recipes for a few reasons. A nice basic vegetable and chicken soup is nice, but add to that a little bit of spice, a thicker consistency with the addition of corn flour (masa harina), and a good dose of cheese. The soup just gets better by piling … Read more

Beef Borscht – Beetroot and Cabbage Soup

Beef Borscht

Our Beef Borscht recipe may change the way you think about beets – for the better! Borscht is one of those dishes that I honestly thought I wouldn’t like. When I was first introduced to the dish as a kid, the idea of a soup made out of beets just didn’t appeal – at all. … Read more

Bulgarian Meatball Soup – Supa Topcheta

Bulgarian Meatball Soup

Supa Topcheta, or Bulgarian Meatball Soup, is a favorite traditional Bulgarian dish and comfort food at its best.  The hearty soup is filled with vegetables and meatballs made with a combination of pork and beef. There are many variations of the recipe, some using rice, different vegetables such as tomatoes or chicken instead of beef … Read more

Hot Pot Asian Soup (Shabu-Shabu)

Seafood Shabu Shabu

Hot Pot (or similarly Japanese Shabu-Shabu) is actually a fondue. Vegetables, thinly sliced meats and often noodles and/or dumplings, are added to a fondue pot with boiling broth. Each person sharing the fondue adds their own ingredients to the broth. Food can be rescued by using a small wire basket or just cooked by “swishing” … Read more

Croatian Bean and Sausage Soup (Grah)

Croatian Bean and Sausage Stew

We came across this thick smoky bean soup (grah i varivah) while traveling through Croatia. Grah translates literally to “bean” which is the principle ingredient. The Croatian Bean Soup (or stew – varivah) gets its rich flavor from smoked meat and paprika, along with a favorite spice blend used in Croatia called Vegeta. Vegeta is … Read more