Legendary Turtle Soup

$89

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 your soup or stew was to ensure that your 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 our restaurant and is served warm at every table when you join us to dine. 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, our guests revolted and demanded we 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.

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

  • Items are prepared fresh and shipped directly from the shop
  • 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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