This is more of that Hungarian Mushroom Soup. It’s easy to make and flat out delicious. The bread is a roll sliced thin and dipped in garlic butter before toasting and was perfect as a side for this. That looks like paprika on the soup but it is really a Creole seasoning blend. The cayenne in it adds a nice bite.
I wish I’d gone with the white bowl for this, I really thought there would be more contrast. This is a copycat recipe, as far as I know, nowhere does it indicate it’s an actual Panera recipe. I stayed right with the recipe as written except I added an extra handful of shredded Parmesan I had out for the garlic toast. I can say that it’s a damn good soup, we both gave it two thumbs up.I couldn’t resist making a sammich out of the leftovers.
This is another of our favorites, I know I’ve done this here before but that’s never stopped me. This one is made with Swiss cheese and Parmesan. I lightly steamed the broccoli and the shrimp and layered them in a casserole with the cheese sauce poured on and a mixture of Parmesan, olive oil, chopped parsley, and bread crumbs spread on top of it all. If you combine everything while it’s still hot you can finish it under a broiler but you can make it ahead of time and then reheat in a 375 oven until the bread crumbs are toasted. Today we went with fettuccine in garlic butter but rice or mashed potatoes would work well.
Mrs J made the call on this one. I bought some of that fake crab meat and it was about to go past it’s “eat me by” date. I was thinking crab dip, crab salad, crab whatever. She sent me down the correct path. I’ve done this here before, here’s a link to the prior post, the details this time changed just a tad. I used linguine instead of egg noodles. This go around I served the pasta on the side rather than under the mornay. I tossed the linguine with a basil olive oil and a bit of chopped basil and added a sprinkle of lemon pepper. Next time I’ll chop much more of the basil now that I know it’ll work.
PS: TaMara-the Red Robin cherry tomatoes were delightful!