Legendary Turtle Soup

$89

Commander’s Palace ships its Legendary Turtle Soup nationwide on Goldbelly! The history of turtle soup can be traced back to the early French Acadians as they settled Louisiana and founded New Orleans more than 300 years ago. The tradition of cooking eggs in soup or stew was to ensure that a family always had enough nutrition on the table even during leaner times or between seasons. Turtle soup has been on the Commander’s Palace menu since it opened in 1893 and is recognized as being the best and most authentic version in the United States.

Add two loaves of Commander’s Palace’s legendary garlic bread. This garlic bread has been a staple in Commander’s Palace and is served warm at every table. Back in the mid 90’s, Chef Jamie Shannon got tired of making it before each shift and decided to switch it out and serve Cognac whipped chicken liver mousse instead. Although the recipe tasted great, guests revolted and demanded the New Orleans restaurant bring back the famous bread to start each meal. The risky experiment lasted only a week and the cheese-covered crispy bread was back by popular demand and here to stay.

Nestled in the heart of New Orleans’ tree-lined Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been serving legendary Haute Creole cuisine since 1893. Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, Tory McPhail, and now Meg Bickford are just some of the chefs who have commanded the kitchen over the years. This New Orleans restaurant, known for its garlic bread, turtle soup, and seafood gumbo, is the winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards.

More Details

This package serves 4-6 people and includes 2 qts. of Turtle Soup

  • Add two loaves of Garlic Bread for an additional charge. Each loaf has 12 pieces per order and serves 2-3

Price includes additional packaging to ensure products stay cold and fresh during transit

Ingredients

dairy, gluten, turtle meat, Worcestershire (contains fish), veal, eggs, sherry

Instructions / Storage

  • Turtle Soup ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival remove packaging and place in the fridge or freeze
  • May be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 6 months

To Serve

If Frozen you can leave your turtle soup to defrost in your refrigerator for 2 days and it should be pretty well thawed and ready to reheat by then.

  • If it’s still a bit frozen, you have a few options:

Defrost with Cool Tap water and Reheat on Stove

  • You can submerge the container in cool tap water and defrost in your sink for a few hours until it’s soft enough to get it out of the container with a spoon and into a small saucepot
  • Place the saucepot on the stove over Med-High heat and bring the turtle soup to a rolling boil. Be sure to stir the soup constantly throughout the reheating process so it does not scorch
  • Test the temperature of the soup to ensure a temperature of 185*F before consuming
  • Pour hot soup into serving dishes, top with a swirl of dry sherry (if you have it) and enjoy!

Defrost and Reheat in a Microwave

  • If you’re ready to enjoy it now, simply loosen the lid, but keep it on, and keep the container loosely covered
  • Place the soup into the microwave on the defrost setting and follow the instructions on your microwave model for defrosting. *The soup weighs 2 lbs so set your defrost controls accordingly. *During the defrost process, pause the microwave a few times to stir the soup and place back in the microwave to continue defrosting
  • Once the soup is defrosted, use a rubber spatula to remove the soup from the container and into a microwave-safe bowl
  • Cover the soup with plastic wrap and continue to heat the soup on full power until hot and steaming. About 2-5 minutes depending on your microwave
  • Let rest in the microwave for 1 minute to ensure heat is distributed evenly throughout the soup
  • Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly
  • Test the temperature of the soup to ensure a temperature of 185*F before consuming
  • Pour hot soup into serving dishes, top with a swirl of dry sherry (if you have it) and enjoy!
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Shipping Details

  • Commander’s Palace ships Monday-Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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 4.9) REVIEWS

The Turtle soup is a treasure and the garlic bread is it’s own food group.
Jennifer C. - Albion, ME
09/09/20
Commanders Palace Gumbo brings the taste of New Orleans home. Will order again. Delivered on time can't ask for anything more
Frank S. - Brecksville, OH
09/06/20
The shrimp and grits was the best I’ve ever had. It was a memorable dinner.
Salvatore R. - Palm Coast, FL
08/10/20
The soup is unlike any in the world
Jack B. - Prattville, AL
07/05/20
Our meal from Commanders Palace was delicious!! Just as we remembered when we dined there 15 years ago. Thank you G Sullivan Atlanta
Eva S. - Atlanta, GA
06/11/20
Everything was perfect. Food arrived timely, was cold, and everything tasted amazing. A true taste of New Orleans tradition was brought back home!
Terry M. - Magnolia, TX
08/06/20
Turtle soup & garlic bread we’re both incredible. We will do this again!
JEREMIAH L. - Ipswich, MA
05/16/20
I ordered the turtle soup and a pecan pie. Both were excellent! It was a great surprise for my mom for Mother's Day. Turtle soup is not found frequently and my mom hadn't had it in years. I was wonderful!
Christine B. - Silver Spring, MD
05/14/20
The Gumbo from Camander's Palace was epic roadhouse!!!
Warren L. - Mill Valley, CA
08/24/20
Everything was packaged well and traveled well. it's a great value for the money - your price point makes most of your service a special occasion thing; but it makes it worth the extra dollars.
robert m. - Palo Alto, CA
03/26/21
Delivered on date promised. The food was still frozen and my brother said the seafood gumbo from Commander’s Palace was the best he’s ever had - he said it was the perfect birthday present.
Ed J. - Belvidere, IL
03/27/21
Our daughter really enjoyed the cajun food that we sent via Commander's Palace in New Orleans for her 50th birthday dinner.
Shari M. - Lexington, KY
03/24/21
Packaging was superb! Iced with frozen packets plus thermal reusable bag. Seafood gumbo was too good to be true. What a treat! Loved the bread too!
Monica G. - Inverness, MS
03/06/21
It was all great. The weather didn’t participate for the Fat Tuesday delivery, but my parents said the meal was perfect for 2 and absolutely delicious !
Ronald P. - Indialantic, FL
02/27/21
The food was delicious, arrived perfectly packed and cold, even despite being delayed by weather for 5 days. I was sure I would have to re-order, but was thrilled that it was perfect on arrival!
Charlise P. - Hillsboro, OR
02/23/21
I ordered a pecan pie from Commander's Palace in New Orleans...it arrived on time and in perfect condition. By the way, it was absolutely wonderful!
Suzanne E. - Torrance, CA
02/18/21
Each dish was well-prepared and the reheating instructions were spot on. It reminded me of eating there many years ago when I was in New Orleans.
Judy Z. - Pittsburgh, PA
02/07/21
Everything arrived perfectly chilled, was easy to prep and was as delicious as having it fresh and in person! Brought back great memories of one of our favorite restaurants in a city we love to visit!! Perfect birthday surprise for my husband.
Lisa A. - Henrico, VA
01/24/21
My husband and I spent New Year’s Eve quarantined but we used to live in New Orleans and having gumbo reminded us of good times we had had.
Jessica B. - West Newton, MA
01/08/21
The meal was delicious and packaged beautifully. It was the gift I was most excited to send this year since one of my favorite childhood memories is of visiting New Orleans and eating at Commanders Palace. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on Goldbelly.
Daniel B. - Neenah, WI
12/21/20