• Happy National Homemade Soup Day! Posted on February 04, 2013

    Happy National Homemade Soup Day! Why not try coffee soup?

    When it comes to making a comforting dish when it’s cold outside, this onion coffee soup is like no other. The secret ingredient? Coffee of course! Try this recipe from well-known Montréal chef Marc-André Royal and let us know how it turns out.

    • ½ cup of pancetta, julienned
    • 2 Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 cup of brewed Velvety & Woodsy Van Houtte coffee
    • 3 cups chicken broth
    • 1 sprig of rosemary
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 12 baguette croutons


    In a saucepan, cook the pancetta and onion over high heat until the onion is well caramelized. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

    Add the coffee, cook over low hear for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, rosemary and bay leaf. Cook over low heat 15 minutes.

    Remove the rosemary and bay leaf and put the soup into oven-ready bowls.

    Place 3 on each baguette croutons soup and sprinkle with cheese.

    Place bowls under broiler until brown and serve immediately.

    Photo and recipe courtesy of: http://www.vanhoutte.com/en-ca/c-the-coffee-blog/cook-book/onion-coffee-soup-with-chef-royal

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