Garbure #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Garbure  | an outrageously delicious peasant stew from Dorie GreenspanHave you ever heard of garbure? Until we picked out February’s French Fridays with Dorie recipes, neither had I. Turns out it’s a peasant soup or stew hailing from Gascony in southwest France. Typically made with a ham bone, Dorie gave us the option of using pork shoulder which worked wonderfully. I added the optional garlic sausage, but not the duck leg, plus a boatload of veggies and beans and let it simmer away.

Garbure | an outrageously delicious peasant stew from Dorie Greenspan

Bill came home from work and walked straight to the kitchen, following the enticing aroma of this garbure. “This looks like my kind of soup,” he volunteered. And I agreed. I didn’t mention the turnips as he dug in, and neither did he. Not this enables me to add them to the foods he will now eat, but it was a small victory. I used some Smoked Linguica Sausage from Whole Foods which just reinforced the spice and garlic flavors in this incredible stew. The onions, garlic, leeks and shallots along with pork, sausage, a plethora of veggies, canellini beans and broth can all be purchased at the supermarket, and ensure that anyone can add to this dish to their menu.

The recipe can be seen here or found in Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. Bill and I both gave this rustic peasant food high praise…so if you need some hearty comfort food, this garbure will not disappoint.

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Comments

  1. Definitely a winner!

  2. That looks like my hubby in a bowl right here. He is gonna love this one lady! :) Thanks!

  3. Nope , never heard of garbure until now :D Love this pretty delicious soup , I bet it tastes as wonderful as it looks !

  4. That look delicious Liz. Had never heard of Garbure but I think I like it! Your breads also look so appetizing!! Have a great weekend.

  5. SOOOO yummy! How perfect for these cold winter days!

  6. I actually ever heard of garbure, what a great hearty and rustic soup. I could use a recipe where I could slip turnips without me noticing lol.

  7. I’ve never heard of it but it looks absolutely delicious! :)

  8. Looks great with so much of veggies and beans…love it!

  9. It is pouring rain as I type and this soup would make the perfect cozy Friday dinner!

  10. I love the look of this hearty meal. And it must have so much flavour with all the different kinds of meat in it. And this would be very nourishing on a cold wet night too – very comforting. I’m glad Bill was pleased and I hope he’s recovering well from his surgery xx

  11. This looks like such a satisfying stew!

  12. My husband loved it too. I’m guessing because it was more meat than soup:-)

  13. Lizzy,
    The stew looks delicious and the hubby would love it.
    Annamaria

  14. It looks delicious but I have never heard of it either. I printed the recipe so that I can give it a try, :-)

    Michael

  15. This was a winner in our house, too! Yours looks fabulous, Liz…lovely photos! Happy weekend!

  16. We loved this, too! Lovely photos!

  17. This was definitely a husband-friendly dish. Yay! I liked it too. Glad to hear that Bill is already back at work. What a trooper.

  18. Oooooh, yummy… we have cooler weather here now Liz, so this is being bookmarked!

  19. I was raised on French peasant food so this would suit me perfectly. It brings me back to my grandmother.

  20. When I took my first French cooking class (more than 30 years ago, gulp!gulp!), garbure was on the menu. It was classic, all vegetables, of course, and we pureed half of it to make a heartier soup. I’ve made it often. Dorie’s version was just as good and I like the addition of meat. With a soup like this, you can hide evil things like turnips and cabbage. Your photos show lots of beans – did you double the amount? I actually halved all the ingredients but doubled the beans. I hope your hubby is on the mend and is minding his P’s&Q’s. You, too. Hope you’re all bouncing back from a very tough week.

  21. Never heard of garbure. I like rustic, chunky soups! Looks just delicious! :) ela

  22. I hadn’t heard of “garbure” until I read your post right now. But, it sure looks like a hearty meal for these cold winter days. Would you believe we have another storm coming our way tonight?! GOD! sighsssss :(

  23. A hearty and delicious stew!
    Have a lovely weekend, Liz!
    Angie

  24. A warming and delicious vegetable filled dish :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  25. I wish your blog had smell-o-vision so we could all experience the aroma of this dish.

  26. I’ve never heard of garbure either but now I know what it is, so thanks! Looks like a wonderfully warming and wholesome winter dish that would be pretty economical to make as well. Lovely!

  27. I did not expect this to be a Mr. Skinny Chick approved recipe. Color me impressed :-)

  28. This was soooo good. All those lovely veggies, the pork. How can you beat that? Definitely making this one again. Easy, tasty, filling.

  29. This is a new one for me also but I’m very willing to know it up close and personal!

  30. Dear Lizzy,
    Sounds delicious. I love soup. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  31. Love this recipe!

  32. This looks amazing. I would have to say peasant food should translate into winter food. Another storms means this is needed.

  33. Liz this stew looks amazing and the ingredients even better. Bill does not need to know this dish had turnips in it. If he does not read your posts, This secret is safe with us. I am so glad Bill is on recovery. Take Care, BAM

  34. I love the idea of using a smoked sausage next time and I found that this was a soup that I could sneak in many vegetables that my son, like Bill, doesn’t usually eat.

  35. Looks fantastic, especially with that bread on the side. Happy to see that Bill is okay now, and that
    things can settle down for you both.

  36. I had not heard the term before this week either- and had no idea what Dorie had us making until I read through the recipe. And was pleasantly surprised. And then made the stew and was even more pleasantly surprised :) Yup – we loved it in this house and the ever falling snow makes it the perfect time of year for garbure. Now that I know what it is……

  37. I’m so glad you both enjoyed this one. This was definitely a crowd-pleaser. Plenty of vegetables, but also plenty of meat flavor.

  38. New to your site and you have such a great space! I never heard of garbure either. So much to learn still, it looks fabulous!

  39. Your version looks delicious!

  40. So glad this went over well with everyone! It sounds fantastic – especially garlic-boosted, as you made it.

  41. LOL, another Dorie winner for Bill. Your garbure looks devine. I had lots of stuff, no soup.

  42. LOL, did you mention it to Bill afterwards?? :) he might have grown into some veggie flavors and doesnt know it… !

    Your stew looks great, we didnt use the duck leg here either!

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