With our chilly autumns, long winters and snowy springs, it’s no surprise Canadians know how to rock a great soup. Take a tour of some of these favourites across the Canada.
Chef Oleg Nickmak's Seafood Chowder
Little wonder why this seafood chowder is a standard item on the Scotian Sea, a support-and-rescue vessel in the Port of St. John’s in St. John’s, N.L. Chef Oleg Nishmak’s recipe is full of generous portions of Atlantic fish and seafood.
West Coast Fish Chowder
Smoked, candied salmon and rockfish star in this creamy, comforting soup that will warm your belly and your soul after a chilly walk along the beaches of Vancouver Island.
Noah's Pea Soup Tour
St. Boniface, a francophone area of Winnipeg, has one of the largest French communities in Canada west of the Great Lakes; it’s also where Métis leader Louis Riel was born. It’s known for its fabulous winter festival, the Festival du Voyager, which features a pea soup contest. No wonder there are fantastic pea soups on offer in St. Boniface restaurants: (clockwise from top left) Chaise Café & Lounge‘s hearty take on the French Canadian classic; Resto Gare‘s silky version garnished with olive oil; Le Garage Café‘s soup, complete with hunks of luscious ham that Noah was happy to dig into; and Promenade Café and Wine’s Nouvelle Soupe aux Pois, made with split peas, chorizo sausage, sweet potatoes and citrus crème fraîche.
Bernstein's Delicious Soup
Winnipeg deli and diner Bernstein’s is the place to be if you want delicious healthful soups to go. The cabbage borscht seen here being packed up is made with beef, onion, crushed tomato and lots of cabbage. Bernstein’s sells some 25 different soups in frozen to-go containers and also offers fresh to-go versions of the soups the restaurant has made in the previous two days.
Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew
You can’t get much simpler than this beef and barley stew. Toss onions, celery, potatoes, carrots, beef, herbs, spices and beef stock into your slow cooker — and come home to a mouthwatering, filling dinner.
Laurie Forseille's Butternut Squash and Kale Soup
Here’s Laurie Forseille from Jake’s on 21st, serving up Vegan Butternut Squash and Kale Soup[LINK TO recipe] at the PotashCorp WinterShines Warm the Heart Soup Cookoff at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.
Fortune Bay Mussel Chowder
Fresh mussels give this potato chowder beautiful depth of flavour, especially when balanced out by smoky bacon.
Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup
Soup season has finally arrived, and nothing feels better than cozying up with this Canadian classic. Deliciously simple and satisfying, this soup will fill your home with a comforting aroma of fall cooking, simultaneously delivering a substantial amount of fibre, protein and iron.
Veggie-filled minestrone soup gets a dose of Canadian flavour by adding maple syrup to the broth and topping each bowl with crispy strips of peameal bacon.
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup
Take your Dutch oven for a spin with this no-fuss recipe. You can stretch a rotisserie chicken into this hearty pot of delicious soup you can enjoy all week long.
A delicious version of chicken and dumplings, this warm, comforting one-pot meal that will feed a family.
Vietnamese Beef Pho
Nothing warms you from the inside out better than a steaming bowl of pho. Filled with thin slices of tender beef and hearty rice noodles, you’ll love making (and slurping) this fragrant soup at home.
Orange Chicken Tagine
This fragrant Moroccan-style stew is chock full of orange flavour, juicy chunks of chicken, dates, olives and fresh herbs, all served beside fluffy couscous.
Muri Ghonto (Fish Stew)
This hearty fish stew is a uniquely Canadian dish that comes from a traditional Bengali recipe with added Newfoundland influences. Cumin, tumeric, phoron, bay leaves, garlic and fresh coriander give this fish head stew tons of flavour.
Mellow White Miso Soup With Cod, Baby Bok Choy, Sriracha and Lime
Bok choy is a healthy fast food, becoming tender in just minutes and adding a delightful crispy texture to any dish. It’s also high in calcium, and has a mellow taste that lends itself well to Asian ingredients. Warm up with a lean, green soup featuring bok choy.
Fiddlehead and Saffron Soup
A light and creamy soup that features six simple ingredients and is a perfect accompaniment to any sandwich. Or pair the rich soup with homemade croutons.