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Adjudicator

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Soup Nazi Sat, 07/26/03 9:21 PM (permalink)
Remember the Seinfield episode concerning the Soup Nazi
Well, here is one of those famous soup recipes... (George C. sent it to me)

Soup Nazi's Seafood Bisque


2 cups dry white wine
1 bay leaf
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic
2 ribs celery
1 lobster, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
12 medium-size shrimps, in shell
24 mussels, well scrubbed
12 sea scallops
4 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 cup fresh spinach, well rinsed and chopped
1/2 cup grated carrot
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


1. Combine the white wine, bay leaf, onion, garlic and celery in a large
stock pot over medium heat. Boil. Add the lobster, cover the pot
and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the lobster, set aside and cool.

2. Add the shrimps to the boiling broth, cover the pot and steam for
5 minutes. Remove the shrimps with tongs, set aside and cool.

3. Add the mussels, cover the pot and steam until they open,
about 5 minutes. Remove the mussels with the tongs,
extract the meat and discard the shells.

4. Add 2 cups of water to the liquid in the pot, bring to a boil and
add the scallops. Cover the pot, and steam for 3 minutes.
Remove the scallops with the tongs.

5. Extract the lobster meat, reserving the shells. Peel and devein the
shrimps, reserving the shells. Chop the meat into bite-size pieces,
cover and set aside.

6. Return the lobster and shrimp shells to the broth and add 2 more
cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for
30 minutes. Strain the broth and return it to the pot. Discard shells.

7. Bring the broth to a simmer over low heat. Add the cream, milk and
herbs and simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
Add the seafood and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach and
carrots and simmer another 2 minutes to just wilt the spinach.
Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Serve hot.

Yield: 6 Servings


 
#1
    marberthenad

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    RE: Soup Nazi Fri, 11/14/03 9:40 PM (permalink)
    Adjudicator,

    Did you try to make it? Anyone else tried this one?
     
    #2
      SharonTriv

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      RE: Soup Nazi Sat, 11/15/03 1:40 PM (permalink)
      Do you also have his "mullicatawney" (sp?) recipe?
       
      #3
        Pwingsx

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        RE: Soup Nazi Sat, 11/15/03 3:28 PM (permalink)
        This makes only SIX servings? How big are these servings?
         
        #4
          Rex

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          RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 1:25 PM (permalink)
          Actually, I have the Seinfeld Series and had just watched that episode...it's in season 7. And it is "Crab Bisque" that Jerry thinks is so great. Elaine actually reads off one of the recipes..or most of it (ingredients)....I will go back to that episode and see if I can get down what she says.
           
          #5
            Bushie

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            RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 1:35 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by SharonTriv

            Do you also have his "mullicatawney" (sp?) recipe?

            Here's a version of it:

            http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/recipes/soupnaz3.htm
             
            #6
              Rex

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              RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 1:40 PM (permalink)
              Yeah Bushie beat me to it...but here is the "Crab Bisque" from the show:

              4 pounds snow crab clusters (legs)
              4 quarts water (16 cups)
              1 small onion, chopped
              1 1/2 stalks celery, chopped
              2 cloves garlic, quartered
              2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
              1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley
              2 teaspoons mustard seed
              1 tablespoon chopped pimento
              1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
              2 bay leaves
              1/3 cup tomato sauce
              2 tablespoons half and half
              1/4 cup unsalted butter
              1/4 teaspoon thyme
              1/8 teaspoon basil
              1/8 teaspoon marjoram

              1. Remove all the crab meat from the shells and set it aside.

              2. Put half of the shells into a large pot with 4 quarts of water over high heat. Add onion 1 stalk of chopped celery, and garlic, then bring mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (The white part of the shells will start to become transparent), then strain stock. Discard the shells, onion, celery and garlic, keeping only the stock.

              3. Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce pan or cooking pot. If you don't have enough stock, add enough water to make 3 quarts.

              4. Add potatoes, bring mixture to a boil, then add 1/2 of the crab and the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring it back to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours, uncovered until it reduces by about half and starts to thicken. Add the remaining crab and simmer for another hour until the soup is very thick.

              Makes 4-6 servings.
               
              #7
                Rex

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                RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 1:43 PM (permalink)
                Yeah here is the Indian Mulligatawny Soup from the Seinfeld show:

                4 quarts water (16 cups)
                6 cups chicken stock
                2 potatoes, peeled & sliced
                2 carrots, peeled & sliced
                2 stalks celery, with tops
                2 cups peeled & diced eggplant (about 1/2 of an eggplant)
                1 medium onion, chopped
                1 cup frozen yellow corn
                2/3 cup canned roasted red pepper, diced
                1/2 cup tomato sauce
                1/2 cup shelled pistachios
                1/2 cup roasted cashews
                1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
                1/4 cup lemon juice
                1/4 cup butter
                3 tablespoons sugar
                1/2 teaspoon curry powder
                1/2 teaspoon pepper
                1/4 teaspoon thyme
                1 bay leaf
                dash marjoram
                dash nutmeg

                1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot over high heat.

                2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours or until soup has reduced by more than half, and is thick and brownish in color. It should have the consistency of chili. Stir occasionally for the first few hours, but stir often in the last hour. The edges of the potatoes should become more rounded, and the nuts will soften. Serve hot.

                Makes 4-6 servings.

                Tidbits

                Because of the extreme reduction, I found that the salt in the chicken stock was enough for the recipe. However, if you use a stock that isn't so salty, you may find you need to add extra salt to the soup.

                 
                #8
                  Stogie

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                  RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 1:54 PM (permalink)
                  Here are some links to other Soup Nazi recipes......

                  http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/recipesQ.htm

                  http://lorase.hypermart.net/dishes/registered/soupnazi.htm

                  A little trivia......the Soup Nazi appeared in only this one episode. Reason is, the REAL Soup Nazi was VERY upset and threatened a law suit. Claimed it ruined his entire life.

                  Stogie
                   
                  #9
                    Rex

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                    RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 2:02 PM (permalink)
                    Mexican Chicken Chili Soup (that George ordered on the show):

                    The secret to this soup, as with many of his creations, seems to be the long simmering time. If you like, you can substitute turkey breast for the chicken to make turkey chili.

                    1 pound chicken breast fillets (4 fillets)
                    1 tablespoon olive oil
                    10 cups water
                    2 cups chicken stock
                    1/2 cup tomato sauce
                    1 potato, peeled & chopped
                    1 small onion, diced
                    1 cup frozen yellow corn
                    1/2 carrot, sliced
                    1 celery stalk, diced
                    1 cup canned diced tomatoes
                    1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, plus liquid
                    1/4 cup diced canned pimento
                    1 jalapeno, diced
                    1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
                    1 clove garlic, minced
                    1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
                    1 teaspoon cumin
                    1/4 teaspoon salt
                    dash cayenne pepper
                    dash basil
                    dash oregano

                    On the side
                    Sour cream
                    Pinch chopped Italian parsley

                    1. Sauté the chicken breasts in the olive oil in a large pot over medium/high heat. Cook the chicken on both side until done -- about 7-10 minutes per side. Cool the chicken until it can be handled. Do not rinse the pot.

                    2. Shred the chicken by hand into bite-sizes pieces and place the pieces back into the pot.

                    3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and turn heat to high. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours. Stir mixture often so that many of the chicken pieces shred into much smaller bits. Chili should reduce substantially to thicken and darken (less orange, more brown) when done.

                    4. Combine some chopped Italian parsley with sour cream and serve it on the side for topping the chili, if desired.

                    Makes 4-6 servings.
                     
                    #10
                      Spudnut

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                      RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 2:21 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Stogie

                      Here are some links to other Soup Nazi recipes......

                      http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/recipesQ.htm

                      http://lorase.hypermart.net/dishes/registered/soupnazi.htm

                      A little trivia......the Soup Nazi appeared in only this one episode. Reason is, the REAL Soup Nazi was VERY upset and threatened a law suit. Claimed it ruined his entire life.

                      Stogie



                      Actually, that's not accurate. The fictional Soup Nazi also appeared in the series finale, when the four lead characters were on trial.
                       
                      #11
                        Oneiron339

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                        RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 2:57 PM (permalink)
                        All those recipes indicate 4-6 servings. I have a "hearty" appetite and couldn't consume them in 8-12 servings! Either that, or the serving size is a quart.
                         
                        #12
                          Rex

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                          RE: Soup Nazi Mon, 11/17/03 3:18 PM (permalink)
                          Don't know about the servings....just found the recipes...never made them..don't know about soup.

                          Phil J is right...Soup Nazi was in the season finale of the show.
                           
                          #13
                            Stogie

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                            RE: Soup Nazi Tue, 11/18/03 8:50 AM (permalink)
                            You guys are correct...the Soup Nazi made an appearance in the season finale....only AFTER he granted permission.

                            I meant they had no other episodes that featured the chef. When he was asked why he gave permission for this season finale, he said he was so happy about it going off the air that he gave his approval.

                            Stogie
                             
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