Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hungry Tiger Clam Chowder

This one is alleged to be the recipe from the Hungry Tiger restaurants, where I worked when my wife and I were first together. I'll have to prepare some and see.

1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. chopped onion
1/3 c. chopped leeks
1/3 c. chopped celery
1/3 c. chopped green bell pepper
1/4 c. flour
4 c. fish stock or water
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bay leaf
Dash thyme
1/3 c. diced potatoes
2 tbsp. dry white wine
1/2 c. chopped clams
6 tbsp. hot whipping cream

Melt butter in saucepan. Add onion, leeks, celery, and green pepper. Cook until tender. Stir in flour; reduce heat and cook slowly about 10 minutes.Stir in stock or water and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add bay leaf and thyme. Bring to boil, stirring frequently; then add potatoes and wine.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dill Pickle Soup

Dill Pickle Soup

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: Serves 6-8


  • 5-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-3/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (smaller dice)
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles (smaller dice ~ about 3 large whole dills)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups dill pickle juice*
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Garnish (optional)

  • sliced dill pickles
  • fresh dill
  • black pepper


  • In a large pot, combine broth, potatoes, carrots and butter. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender. Add pickles and continue to boil.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sour cream and water, making a paste. Vigorously whisk sour cream mixture (2 Tablespoons at a time) into soup. (This will also break up some of your potatoes which is okay. You might see some initial little balls of flour form, but between the whisking and boiling all will disappear. Don't panic.)
  • Add pickle juice, Old Bay, salt (*see below), pepper and cayenne. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat. Serve immediately.
  • *All pickle juice is not created equal. Some is saltier than others. Taste your soup after adding the pickle juice and final seasonings. It's possible you will not need any salt or would prefer more or less.