Wednesday, February 27, 2013

No Soup For You!!!

Do you remember who said that infamous statement, "No soup for you?"  Well, it was on Seinfeld.  Hopefully that rings a bell.  There was plenty of soup at the Midtown Global Market's soup tasting in January.  But obviously if you are reading my blog you can only enjoy my soup virtually.  And it was so tasty.  I thought just for fun I would post all the soup samples, and then tell you who I voted for. And be sure to stay tuned until the end for a bonus recipe.

  The first soup was the Potato Cream Soup from Pham's Deli.  Tasty.

The Green Pozole Soup From El Burrito Mercado.  Very Good.

The Tomato Basil from Jakeeno's.  Super Yummy.

The Turkey, Potato and Kale from Fresco's.  Yum.  Plus I was starting to collect other food samples, cupcakes, cookies, and lots of tasty cheese.  Shoot.  I'm getting full already.

The Cahuamata Soup from Sonora Grill.  Ladies of the twin cities listen up.  This restaurant not only has the best tacos, but some super handsome chefs.  I'm just saying...

Baked Potato Soup from the Produce Exchange.  Creamy.

Saffron Chicken Soup from Safari Express.  Oh my.

Creamy Corn and Lime from Birdsong Soups.  I know, it looks so boring.  Yawn.

Chicken Tortilla from Andy's Garage.  Yum.  And a good place for a great burger.

Chicken Cilantro Soup from A La Salsa (my favorite Mexican restaurant)

Well, it was a close tie between the Tomato Basil from Jakeeno's.  (They were my favorite at the Chili cook off earlier this Winter)  and the Saffron Chicken Soup from Safari Express.  But I chose Safari because it was so unique.  A delicious soup over an unusual spongy bread.  It just melted in your mouth.  My husband picked the Green Posole Soup from El Burrito Mercado as his choice.  El Burrito has some of the best tasting and most tender Mexican flavored meats around.  Carnitas?  Check.  Soft and savory chicken?  Check. 

 In fact, we have been known to eat at the Midtown Global Market up to 6 or 7 times a week.  I might have to stop posting recipes because we will be eating all of our meals there.  Check.  And here is a bonus recipe for the Saffron Soup:

Saffron Chicken Soup
From Safari Express

½ minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp crushed chili peppers
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp saffron
2 cloves
3 oz of red peppers or ½ pepper
1 package of green peas
3 cups of chicken broth over water
3 fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 oz coconut cream
Spinach (as needed)
Cilantro (as needed)

In large pot, brown onions and garlic until fragrant. Add crushed chili peppers, cumin, saffron, cloves and sautee for 30 seconds. Add red peppers and green peas. Then mix in chicken broth, chopped basil and coconut cream. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with spinach and cilantro.


Anonymous said...

Great commentary. Your posts always make me hungry. Will definitely try the recipe! Yum.

Creations By Mit said...

Mmmm!! I LOVE soup!! What a fabulous opportunity - a soup tasting!!! Thank you for sharing. You've now made me very hungry! :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Well, now I need lunch! These all look yummy! I love the idea of a soup tasting.

DJan said...

I just got home from a big dinner out to celebrate Hubby's birthday, so none of it looked scrumptious, given that I am bursting at the seams, but that beautiful Cahuamata soup sure sure caught my eye! :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

nummyd! I would like a taste please.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm drooling like a hungry dog at dinnertime...