Friday, April 13, 2012


A-Z Soups.
If you thought lettuce was only good for salads or on sandwiches, you should try a bowl of lettuce soup because the new dimension presented will be a most pleasant surprise.

Adapted from : Soup, Coralie Castle, Cole Group, Santa Rosa, Ca 1993

Lettuce Soup                                     serves 6


  1. 3 cups of shredded Romaine lettuce
  2. 4 cups of rich, dark beef stock (canned consommé is good)
  3. 1 cup of chopped watercress

  1. ½ cup minced onion
  2. 3 tablespoons minced green bell pepper (capsicum)
  3. 1 minced garlic clove
  4. 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or ½ teaspoon dried
  5. 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  1. 3 tablespoons butter
  2. 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  3. 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  4. 2 tablespoons raw rice
  5.  1 cup whole milk
  6. 2 egg yolks beaten
  7. ¾ cup heavy cream
  8. salt and pepper to taste


  • Finely chop lettuce, either by hand or with processor
  • Put into medium saucepan and add stock
  • Put in chopped watercress

  • Fry onion, bell pepper, garlic and herbs in butter until soft
  • Add seasonings and combine with stock mixture
  • Add rice, bring to boiling, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Add milk
  • Beat together the egg yolks and cream
  • Put ½ cup of the hot soup into the cream and yolks and whisk it
  • Return to soup pot, heat without boiling
  • Add salt and pepper and taste for seasoning

Lettuce soup is a good way to enjoy a ,healthy green leafy vegetable.



Danielle L Zecher said...

I've never heard of lettuce soup before, but that actually sounds really good. I think you may have the most unique L post I've read today.

Lynn Proctor said...

never would have imagined it--sound awesome!

rch said...

ooh now this one is different, will have to give it a try. On Diners Drive Ins and Dives they showed a place that made Cheeseburger soup which had lettuce in it.

anthony stemke said...

DANIELLE L ZELCHER: Thank You, I'm happy that you liked it.

LYNN PROCTOR: It is actually a very good soup.

RCH: Lettuce soup is a little out of the ordinary but quite good.

Janna said...

I am so excited that you are doing soups! I made an escarole soup for the first time last year. It was delicious and I imagine this soup would be as well. Look forward to more posts.

anthony stemke said...

Janna: Yes escarole soup would be delicious. Thank You for calling.

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