I chose the corn, crab and chorizo chowder from Delmonico’s. No, $6 isn’t cheap for soup, but it normally costs $15 at the restaurant.
This soup was divine. Not too heavy, not watery, but just perfect. And it came with a chewy baguette from Tom Cat Bakery, which was perfect for dipping.
I seriously wanted to go back for more but I figured why not make my own version? And mine wouldn’t cost $15 per serving.
I swapped out crab for lobster (partially because I’m using the remaining lobster to make lobster mac and cheese) and based it on a recipe from the Food Network.
Here’s the price breakdown:
heavy cream, $2.99
chicken stock, $3.79
*i forgot my $1 off coupon for this at home
langostino tails, $8.99
*I only used about a third of the pack
Total: $24.78 for 4-5 hearty servings
Results: It was yummy of course. It had a nice creamy texture and wasn’t watery, which I was afraid of. With yesterday’s crappy weather in NYC, it was great having a nice hearty soup to chow down on. Every bite had several chunks of potatoes, chorizo and langostino. However, next time I think I’ll make it without the chorizo or maybe I’ll chop it up more, the pieces were too big.
This could easily be a vegetarian meal by swapping out the meat and even more wallet friendly by leaving out the langostino or substituting it with shrimp.