I love fish. I love tons of dishes with tons of different kinds of fish. And I love soup! But I could never be so much fond of fish soup. For some reason, the idea of fish in a lot of liquid did not appeal to me (although they come from tons of liquid!). Until I met Finnish salmon soup…
Christmas is here, my adventures with gluten free dishes continue, my birthday is in 2 days, I’ll be 36 and a friend that I met for the first time in person on Monday was amazed to hear my age – he thought I was 28 at most (uuuuu!). After all, I am still asked to show my ID in Alko when I buy alcohol! It’s been a tough year for me… But well, this post is about this delicious soup which makes a great pair with last week’s gluten free cornbread.
There are some dishes which have such big sentimental values for us that they sometimes feel heavy to cook, to eat, or even to serve for others. This soup is one of those dishes for me, and perhaps, the heaviest in my heart of all. It’s really delicious and whoever I served loved it. But for me, sometimes the memories pass beyond its great taste and turn it into something else, other than food… I hope you take the time and read the whole story..
I normally do not mix vegetables, any kind of meat, seafood etc. unless I feel that the combination will be absolutely fabulous. I don’t know why, it’s just my thing. Did I feel that this broccoli soup would be fab with scallops? Actually, no. But I was in my scallop phase those days, spending all my money on scallops (as they are sold €55 per kilo) and I wanted to try something different after roasting, frying and boiling scallops again and again for days!
Lentil soup is one of the most common soup of Turkish cuisine. But not like this! Not with the addition of bacon!
Soup! The saviour of the day, if you are feeling down and if you need something to comfort you. It turns a horrible day into a cosy, calm and peaceful one.
Until I came to Finland, the only mushroom i knew was the common white, champignon mushroom. I can’t remember exactly, but maybe I also ate, in a few occasions, shiitake mushrooms, when I ordered some Chinese. That was all!
The first time I had that soup was at a school lunch in Ravintola Arabianranta. It was delicious and I was surprised to have such good food in that restaurant, which usually serves quite unidentifiable food.
I love soup. I absolutely love both cooking and eating soup. And nowadays I love making up my own recipes for soup!
I know this man for about 4 years in theory and for roughly 2 years in practice. And nowadays I learn something new about him all the time, which surprises me usually (in a good way). For instance, when I asked him if he would want to make a co-cooking session with me, I was surprised that he came up with Spanish cuisine – and not one, not two, but three recipes!! Apparently, he is very much into Spanish cuisine – and Spanish language.