One of my favorite things about Iceland was the soup at Cafe Duus. I miss it still. There were bread bowls full of piping hot creamy soups all the time. Chicken Soup and Cream of Asparagus were my favorite. While we were there, Ray wrote his own recipe. It was pretty simple. It’s still good, but I’ve come up with my own version. Maybe instead of Icelandic Soup, I should call is Trash Can Soup. It might be more appropriate.
I thought I’d share it with you… I’m no pioneer woman and I didn’t bother to edit any of these pictures…
Start with a stick of butter.
Then chop water veggies you love in your soup or are starting to wilt in your crisper. That would be why I could call it trash can soup. We like celery.
Red or sweet bell pepper. I don’t think I would use a green one.
Of course, onion.
Course chop some chicken too. I happened to have about 5 breasts that I needed to use up.
Then some tomato paste… some canned diced tomatoes. The tomato paste was part of Ray’s original. The diced tomatoes are not. I like them. I guess I’m saying they are optional.
This is my ultimate comfort food if I fix it in a bread bowl. I love it all winter, of course with all that butter and cream, I wait for the days that I really need it.