While fall and winter in the New Orleans area may not bring the bone chilling temperatures and postcard-worthy snow that other areas may experience, we do get our share of cold days, and who wouldn’t want to pair chilly Louisiana days and warm soup? A good soup can be tasty, hearty, and may even evoke memories of home. Whether you’re a gourmet cook (or a wanna be) or a restaurant enthusiast, you’re sure to find a soup here to please your palate and warm you from the inside.
Making soup at home requires a little advance planning, as many ingredients used are fresh or simply may not be standards in your pantry. Pick out one of these recipes you’d like to try, make a list of your ingredients, head to the store, don your chef’s hat, and start cooking. As an added bonus, you may warm your house up a little as you cook!
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Loaded Potato Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Broccoli Crawfish Cheese Soup
Corn and Crab Bisque in a Bread Bowl
Vincent’s, St. Charles Street, New Orleans – On the menu year-round, this soup is hearty enough to be a stand-alone meal, and it tops many “best soup” lists
Commander’s Palace, Washington Avenue, New Orleans – Maybe it’s the three days it takes to cook this soup that make it such a masterpiece.
Crab Meat and Brie Soup
Dakota Restaurant, Highway 190, Covington (Northshore)- With descriptions like “hedonism in a bowl” and “heavenly,” you know this one is worth a try.
Roasted Garlic Soup
Bayona, Dauphine Street, New Orleans – “Nutty and wonderful”…a little bit like New Orleans. 🙂
La Provence, Highway 190, Lacombe (Northshore) – Dirty rice stuffed whole roast quail, gumbo jus, and Chef John Besh…enough said.