Wednesday, April 25, 2012


A-Z Soups
 Here is a wonderful Italian soup full of good groceries like pasta, olive oil, tomatoes and cheese. I hope you will give vermicelli soup a try.

Vermicelli Soup                              Serves 6-8


½ pound vermicelli, broken
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter

½ cup minced onion
1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup tomato puree
8 cups beef stock or broth
½ cup Italian parsley, minced

½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 recipe Pilou (below)
Freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese


Heat butter and oil in skillet.
Fry the broken raw vermicelli in the skillet until golden, stirring constantly.

Remove with slotted spoon and reserve
Add onion and garlic to skillet and fry until soft.

Add tomato puree, stock, parsley and reserved vermicelli.
Cover, bring to boil and cook until vermicelli is tender.

Add the salt and pepper.
Prepare Pilou in a soup tureen or serving bowl.
Gradually pour the soup over the pilou.
Ladle out the soup and offer the cheese.

To make Pilou:

In soup tureen place 3 egg yolks.
Beat the yolks until golden.
Gradually beat in 3 tablespoons olive oil
Beat until smooth.

Simple to make, enjoy some vermicelli soup soon.


Karen Walker said...

this looks really yummy

Ach du lieber said...

OMG! I'm your newest follower...

Lynn Proctor said...

this sounds amazing--i will try this next week!

Jarm Del Boccio said...

This is a very interesting recipe, Anthony...I have never heard of 'pilou' which, I'll assume, thickens the soup. I can't have the noodles, but I can substitute for something else.
Just stripping by from the Challenge...

Joanne said...

I love all things Italian and this soup sounds deliciously fresh-flavored!

anthony stemke said...

KAREN WALKER: Yeah, it is good.

ACH DU LIEBER: Ach du lieber, that's great. Thank You.

JARM DEL BOCCIO: I'm sorry that you cannot have noodles. perhaps rice might do here for you.
Thanks for calling.

JOANNE: This is one deliziosa zuppa Joanne, I hope you will enjoy it presto. Ciao.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anthony! Sounds like an interesting soup.

cookingvarieties said...

hi anthony, this is innovative, never thought of it.. looks appetizing. bookmarked with thanks . have a nice day

Lubna Karim said...

Love the idea of soup...looks creamy and comforting...

My Journey With Candida said...

Hmmmmm kind of like spaghetti soup. I am going to show this to the Hubs and see if it is something he might like. Thanks Anthony!

anthony stemke said...

SUSANNE DRAZIC: Thanks, it is.

COOKINGVARIETIES: Thanks for your kind words. Best wishes to you.

LUBNA KARIM: Creamy and comforting sums it up well.

MY JOURNEY WITH CANDIDA: What's not to like, cm.
Hope you are well Terry, best wishes.

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