Category Archives: Soups & Stews

Vichyssoise

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©2013 REMCooks.com

How to beat the hot summer heat ??? Try cold soups like this cold potato soup, “Vichyssoise.” Are you listening to me?? You should because this is not only a classic but it is the perfect dish for those dog days of summer when the heat just beats you down. Continue reading Vichyssoise

Pineapple Gazpacho

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© 2013 REMCooks.com

If you’re looking for a cool, refreshing, tasty summer soup you need look no further. Courtesy of Chef Mimi Blog, we bring you Pineapple Gazpacho. 🙂 Whoa Nellie!!! You really need to try this soup! Continue reading Pineapple Gazpacho

Green Thai Curry with Shrimp & Yellow Squash

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© 2013 REMCooks.com

With the prior post on green Thai curry paste today’s post provides you something to do with it. While this dish may not look like it, it has everything you would want in a fabulous dinner entree.  Continue reading Green Thai Curry with Shrimp & Yellow Squash

Cream of Red Chile Soup

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© 2013 REMCooks.com

I realize some of you, upon seeing the title, are saying “Cream of what? Richard what are you trying to do to me?” Calm down… Yes, this is a red chile soup. Yes, it has a little heat. No, I haven’t lost my mind. This is simply an unbelievably flavorful soup and your choice of red chiles helps you control the amount of heat to fit your own taste, as well as the flavor profile of the soup. It is a wonderfully warming soup on a cold and blustery day. You really need to give this a try. Yes, you will like it. 🙂 Continue reading Cream of Red Chile Soup

Romesco de Peix – Catalan Fishermen Stew

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© 2012 REMCooks.com

Inasmuch as it’s still winter, it’s time for another soup/stew. This stew hails from Catalonia, an autonomous community within Spain, with Barcelona as its capital, that borders France and Andorra to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. Due to its location on the Mediterranean Sea, not surprisingly various seafood dishes and vegetables, such as tomatoes, red peppers, aubergines, mushrooms and artichokes, are common. Additionally, because it’s northern boundary has the Pyrenees, you find a lot of pork, lamb and cheese dishes, as well. Given we are trying to shrink our bellies, we selected this fish stew and we are glad we did.  Mm good! Continue reading Romesco de Peix – Catalan Fishermen Stew

Smoked Pork and Sausage Gumbo

Smoked Pork and Sausage Gumbo

Hmmmm…Life sure has been hectic over the last 2 months. We decorated; had the kids home for Christmas; shopped until we dropped; and spread good cheer. We have cooked and cleaned and cleaned and cooked. We had 2 Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas dinner and then my best friend, John, had his 60th Birthday on New Year’s Eve, so we threw him a 60th Birthday party, Tex-Mexican style. Whew!!! As a result, the blog has lagged behind and many dishes have yet to be posted. Take this gumbo, for instance. Continue reading Smoked Pork and Sausage Gumbo

Luscious Creamy Corn Soup with Crab

Luscious Creamy Corn Soup with Crab

Can you say: “Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! Have I died and gone to Heaven?” Yes, this is that good and then some. Delicate yet full of flavor. You definitely need to try this! You can serve this as the opening course for your Thanksgiving Holiday meal as it is a perfect Fall soup with all the luxurious corn flavor packed in this soup but it will be a hard act to follow. Continue reading Luscious Creamy Corn Soup with Crab