Butternut Squash Soup with Pomegranate Topping

08. December 2006 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
The temperature outside finally went down. Now, it really feels like almost-Christmas. Before the squash and the pomegranate completely disappear from the markets, I made a very hearty soup perfect for a Netflix night. I still had leftover molasses from the last pomegranate recipe and that made this soup a little tart and gave it ...

Corn Bok Choy Soup

18. August 2006 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
When corns are in season in the summer, people immediately grill or steam them. I usually make this corn soup, a staple when I was growing up in Manila. To me, slurping soup is one of the most comforting things you can do for yourself even if it’s 90 degrees outside. Even if you don’t ...

Fish Fumet, Concentrated Fish Stock

24. July 2006 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
Whenever I buy a whole fish, I ask the fish monger to have it cleaned but I also ask to keep the fish head and the bones. If I’m lucky, Blue Moon Fish from Mattituck, Long Island at the Union Square farmers’ market gives them away for free. My dad especially likes using them for ...

Garam Masala

17. July 2006 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
Adapted from asiarecipes.com Ingredients: 1 cinnamon stick 2 tbsps cumin seeds 2 tbsps ground coriander 1 tbsp cardamom pods, shelled 1 tbsp whole clove 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tbsp turmeric 1. Toast all of the spices in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. The whole process should take about 10 minutes. Let cool. Transfer ...

Grilled Ramp Soup

30. April 2006 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
Adapted from Emeril 2 bunches of ramps, trimmed and thoroughly washed 1 quart beef broth 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup heavy cream a handful of parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper 1. Make quasi-blond roux. Combine the vegetable oil and the flour in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook, ...