Five Onion French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

The Best French Onion Soup!

This French Onion Soup recipe has Five Different Onions that make the flavor truly unique.  Recipes use different onions for different desired effects.  Specific colors, for example, derive a bitter or sweet taste and some more bold than others.  Generally, the desired onion, represents the flavor you what to be hitting to balance out the other ingredients.  So, by combining all of the above, I’m taking this French Onion Soup to a whole new level.

French Onion Soup

The French Onion Soup Secret

Caramelizing the Onions is where most of the magic happens when you’re making French Onion Soup.  So it’s very Critical that you take this seriously.  Don’t saute only, to save time, because it won’t turn out the same.  Spend a good 20 to 30 minutes to really develop the flavor you would expect from any restaurant that serves a good French Onion Soup.  Also, when it comes to the broth, don’t be to picky with it.  I mean, it should taste good but I’ve made this soup dozens of times just using Beef Bouillon.  I have found that Knorr makes one of the better, cheaper bouillon’s out there because it’s smooth and it isn’t too salty.

Another thing you want to be careful with is the wine.  Adding to much will kill this soup off in seconds.  The wine takes the soup to a whole new level but use it sparingly.    If you follow this advice, you’ll treat your pallet to a little piece of heaven.

French Onion Soup Ingredients:

1/2 sliced White Onion
1/2 sliced Red Onion
1/2 sliced Yellow Onion
1/2 sliced Sweet Onion
1 bunch chopped Green Onion
1 cube Butter
1 tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 qt Beef Broth or Stock (Bouillon is fine)
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp Thyme
1/3 cup Red Wine (you can substitute apple cider)
1 chopped Garlic Clove
Graded Swiss Gruyere
Texas Garlic Toast for soup Bowl Crouton

Heat the Beef Broth in a Soup Pan and add the Bay Leaves, Thyme and Red Wine.  In a Skillet, saute the Onions in the melted butter and add the sugar for caramelizing, approximately 20 minutes.  Then add the Onions to the broth and Simmer for another 10 to 20 minutes. Place the Texas Garlic Toast in the oven at 425 degrees at bake until the bread is crispy and toasted through and through like Croutons.  Grade the Swiss Gruyere and remove Bay leaves from the French Onion Soup.  Add one Crouton to a bowl and Ladle the soup over the bread, then add the Gruyere over the top. Place the French Onion Soup in the oven, under a high broil, for just a few minutes, until the cheese melts and bubbles with a nice golden brown tint, then serve.

Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Lobster Ravioli SauceA very creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Lobster Ravioli Sauce can be tricky. Good thing I’ve got a video making this sauce with My Borsellini recipe. I have always loved the sweet flavor that comes from a very thin evenly spread sauce like this one so I’ve incorporated the idea into a few recipes of my own.

My Lobster Ravioli Sauce is….

The only difference between my Borsellini recipe and my Lobster Ravioli Sauce recipe is this recipe calls for lobster; so it needs to be either added in with the mushrooms or swapped out and substituted all together. Also when it calls for the stock, use clam juice instead. The great thing about this dish is you can use different raviolis if you’d like that have just cheese or maybe even vegetables. The reason I say that is because that’s exactly what I did here. I cheated and bought a frozen 5 cheese ravioli bag from the grocery for six bucks that feeds 4. Why? First, I love cheese; mmm….Second, price;”Low budget wonder” remember….Third, raviolis can be tedious to make from scratch and I wanted to save time….And last but not least, Five, This really gives a good variety and accentuates the Lobster Ravioli Sauce! Here’s the video for the sauce and in the mean time, get boiling/ steaming those Lobster tails and claws cause you’re going to need the meat!

Lobster Ravioli Sauce Recipe

2 oz unsalted butter
1/2 tsp chopped or minced garlic
1 stock chopped shallots
1/2 tsp of minced anchovy paste, or 1 whole anchovy
1/2 cup clam juice
4 ounce chopped chunks of Lobster meat
2 ounces cognac (amaretto/cognac gives an extra almond flavor)
1 lemon juice squeeze (about 1 Tbsp)
10 ounces heavy cream
1 pinch of cayenne
2 tbsp of Parmesan Cheese

Make sure you babysit this recipe because you don’t want the bottom to burn. In order to keep that from happening you’re going to have to keep a constant stir in between ingredients. Use a medium high to high heat to keep it bubbling. I add small amounts of heavy cream to the boil just to cool it off and repeat. If you add all of it at once, the reduction for the sauce to thicken will seem like an eternity before it’s done. But if you do it right you’ll be enjoying one of life’s delicacies…choking down a few ravioli’s smothered in my Lobster Ravioli Sauce!