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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feeding the Living Dead!

My goodness, that old man eats a lot of soup! And the way he eats it - it's disgusting!

I've lost count of how many bowls I've prepared for grandfather Xavier. Probably about 15? (Or actually 14, one of the bowls was Horatio's urine).

Anyway, this is the recipe I've been using... it's probably not going to win me any Michelin stars, but Monsieur Xavier seems to like it!

Onion soup recipe for scary dead dudes

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp olive oil, 50g unsalted butter, 800g thinly-sliced onions, 3 crushed cloves of garlic, 1 litre beef stock, 1/2 a bottle of white wine, 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 pair protective glasses, salt & pepper

Method:
1. Heat the butter and oil on high until the butter melts and begins to froth. Tip in all the onions, and fry quickly until they have dark edges (5-7 minutes).

2. Add the crushed garlic, reduce the heat as low as possible, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

3. Deglaze by pouring the stock, wine, and vinegar over the onions. Scrape the bottom of the pan well to get all the tasty burned bits into the liquid. Season.

4. Let cook very gently for around an hour. Then taste and adjust the seasoning.

5. Ladle soup into a plastic bowl. Place protective glasses on your head and slowly approach grandfather Xavier Delavigne. DO NOT MAKE ANY SUDDEN MOVEMENTS - DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT. As soon as you have placed the soup in front of Xavier, run back to the kitchen and cry like a small child.

Do you have any soup recipes? Or perhaps, more relevantly, do you have any strategies for dealing with your boss's dead grandfather coming back to life and threatening to make significant changes to the company where you work. Quite a mouthful, I know. A bit like a bowl of my soup.

Please help!

Ok... Ok... I hear you, grandfather Xavier... Bowl 16 coming right up!

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum-yum ! I fancy that soup! I don’t want to ladle out advice, but if I were you, I would add some red chilli pepper...
Sorry, but I lost my recipe book of soups. Instead, may I suggest you the following dessert?
It’s very easy to prepare and should appeal to any ravenous ghosts, including Monsieur Xavier.

Ingredient: 1 kilo of sardines – 1/2 kilo of strawberries – 1 block of chocolate – olive oil.
- Bring olive oil to the boil in a large frying pan. Then, put the sardines in it. (It’s unnecessary to gut the fish.)
- Add the strawberries sliced or not. Stir vigorously.
- Melt the chocolate in a pan and when OK, pour it out on the sardines. Season copiously with horseradish sauce.
- Let cool down and serve.
Enjoy!
Jicé
P.S. You can use honey instead of strawberries... You could also add some ice-cream. It’s a matter of taste.

March 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes! come on xavier, get your friends from heaven back on earth: Mozart, Morisson, Coltrane, Mr Castro, Mister Brown, my oncle (great singer), .. make the DC funky style!

March 26, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Edward Moon said...

Hello Jisé,
I tried adding some red pepper to my onion soup. I think Xavier liked it. In fact he liked it so much, he spat the soup in my face so that I could try some, too. Surprisingly tasty actually.
Thanks also for your 'dessert' recipe. Sardines + Ice cream? Are you sure? Sounds perfect for when you can't decide if you want sweet or savoury! Or if you want to make someone violently sick.... hmm, I wonder if Xavier is still hungry..!

March 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

testing

March 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Edward Moon said...

testing soup recipes, anonymous?

March 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Edward,
Desperate times call for desperate measures... I haven’t got any other strategy.
I hope that this interesting combination of dishes will calm Bruno’s Grandfather down. Else, Bruno is greatly to be pitied.
Jicé

March 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! This soup seams to be so delicious! I think Xavier will sale the Delavigne Corporation Perfums for opening a new Cporporation:
the Delavigne Corporation Best Soup

March 26, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Hannah Benedict said...

But I'm rubbish at cooking! I don't want to lose my job!

March 26, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Edward Moon said...

Now that Xavier knows how good I am at making soup, perhaps he'll give me a an important job in the Xavier Delavigne Soup Corporation!

March 26, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Hannah Benedict said...

I reckon you're right, Edward! If you need a pot washer, I'm your woman.

March 26, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to hearing of Coco Channel coming back with her N°5 bottle.
What about Christian Dor, Yves Saint Laurent with OPium and Rive Gauche...?
Who else? Cléopâtre? Sissi? Marie Antoinette?

March 29, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Supplements said...

Soup recipes are easier, though you can add spices and seasoning to make it tasty.

July 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Supplements said...

Soup recipes are easier, though you can add spices and seasoning to make it tasty.

July 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM  

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