It's funny because I typically think of soup as mainly a broth or some sort of base with one or two ingredients but the more I flip through this book I'm like I could make a complete meal in a bowl of soup. Lol.
Tonights soup recipe, that I actually somewhat came up with on my own, kind of reminds me of this seafood brodetto that I had at olive garden minus the scallops (eww, nasty) and the talapia. I made an Arrabiata sauce and actually added a little Curry for more spice. I ended up substituting the talapia for salmon because I couldn't find any talapia that looked
I ended up making two separate pots because Hubby doesn't and will NOT eat shrimp. No biggie! So like the olive garden recipe...I added the spinach, mushrooms and chopped carrots. I decided to add chopped red and green peppers and then orzo pasta. Then of course we had the shrimp and salmon mixed in with the soup.
All I can say is OH MY GOODNESS!!! Everyone kept saying how good it was. I was very impressed with myself and how well it turned out. I wish I could give you all a virtual taste because I guarantee you'd be amazed at how good it was. My daughter actually said it tastes better that Olive Garden and Hubby commented that it needs to be on a restaurant menu. Son #2 who rarely eats much of anything I cook because he's a beef eating, pork eating, meat eating person (UGH!!) actually liked the pot that had the shrimp in it. He had nerve to suggest helping me out and eating all of it. How kind of him. Lol. Yeah Right!!! Lol. If he liked it then it had to be good since he usually turns his nose up at anything that doesn't have "real meat" (his words) in it.
So here's pictures of tonights soup (one pot meal) that I haven't come up with a name for.....
|Simmering Soup w/Salmon|
|Ready to eat|
|Soup w/fish and shrimp|
Of course we had bread and a basic salad. I really need to find a substitute for bread. I almost opted for fruit instead but... Oh well, we'll have fruit tomorrow. We have Smoothies for breakfast just about everyday and with many meals so it's not like we're lacking fruit in our diet by any means.
I didn't really pay attention to the time it actually took me start to finish to complete the meal, but I don't think I was too long. A majority of my time I think was spent chopping veggies. It wasn't too bad...I wasn't in there sweating and complaining....not that I would EVER admit to doing that. *wink*
Recipe available upon request...although with this I didn't really do any measure and often don't unless I'm following a recipe to the letter. I can tell you what I put in it and you'll have to just do it according to your taste. So that's it for tonights soup...back tomorrow.
Peace and Blessings!!!!