This Month’s SouperChef Specials
French Onion Soup (Christmas Edition)
There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a soul-warming soup that has stood the test of time. The onion rings are first caramelised, then cooked overnight in vegetable stock and fresh herbs to meld the flavours. Enjoy this rich vegetarian broth intensely infused with melt-in-your-mouth onions!
This special time of the year deserves something more! We used the time-honoured method with no short cuts, milking every drop of lobster essence there was from the shells. No fillers, no nasties. This is truly a beautiful, deeply flavoured bisque with lobster bits (hence the coining of the word ‘bits-que’)!
Chicken Cacciatore with Portobello and Sage
In the magic and mania of Christmas, this is comfort. Inspired by my Tuscany travels, our Chicken Cacciatore is made with marinated chicken braised with country vegetables, amply flavoured with tomatoes, mustard and Parmesan cheese. Portobello mushrooms add a meaty chew while sage gives a mellow woodsy flavour. A tender bowl of traditions!
Salmon Quinoa Corn Chowder
Christmas is for slowing down, for travel memories and for a delicate chowder like this. Many years ago, we went on a campervan road trip in Perth. My kids would play on the beaches and I’d cook this chowder for them with salmon, sweet potatoes, corn, spinach, quinoa and dill. It’s equal parts nutritious and nostalgic!