Spiced Mussel Soup

Spiced Mussel Soup

Chunky and colorful, this fish soup has the consistency of chowder. the chili flavor comes from harissa, a spicy sauce that is popular in North African cooking. SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS1.6kg/3 1/2lb live mussels 150ml/1/4 pint/ 2/3 cup white wine3 tomatoes30ml/2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, finely…

Spicy Tortilla Soup

Spicy Tortilla Soup

The southwestern united states stake its claim to this simple and delicious soup, but it probably originated in Mexico, where considerably hotter versions are popular. SERVES 4 TO 6 INGREDIENTS15ml/1 tbsp vegetable oil1 onion, finely chopped1 large garlic clove, crushed2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and…

Spiced Red Lentil and  Coconut Soup

Spiced Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

Hot, spicy and richly flavored this substantial soup is almost a meal in itself. if you are really hungry, serve it with chunks of warmed naan bread or thick slices of toast. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS30ml / 2 tbsp sunflower oil2 red onions, finely chopped1 bird’s…

Warming Spinach and Rice Soup Recipe

Warming Spinach and Rice Soup Recipe

The chili adds just a flicker of fire to this light and fresh tasting soup made using very young spinach leaves and risotto rice. SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS675g/1 1/2lb fresh spinach, washed 45ml/3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 small onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1…

Cold Avocado Soup Recipe

Cold Avocado Soup Recipe

Cold and creamy Avocado soup, with very good color, this is an excellent choice for summer. Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 or 2 green Anaheim chilies 1 tbsp oil 3 large ripe avocados 180 ml/6.5 fl oz chicken or vegetable stock 275 ml pint…

Spicy Thai soup with Coconut and Ginger Recipe

Spicy Thai soup with Coconut and Ginger Recipe

This creamy spicy Thai soup originated in Thailand. Use galangal instead of ginger, if you can find it, as it has a milder flavor and is more fragrant. Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 600 m1/1 pint thin coconut milk 1 shallot, finely sliced 2.5 cm…