Campbell’s knows I love their Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet soups because I have already reviewed their Tomato Basil Bisque, Golden Butternut Squash Soup and their Thai Tomato Coconut Soup. As a result they wrote me to ask if I would create garnishes for each of these Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet soups. I responded, “Challenge accepted!”
Tomato Basil Bisque with Spicy Sriracha Sunflower Seeds
I have grown to absolutely love this soup. I get it every time we are at the grocery store and have it for lunch all the time. So how could I take their Tomato Basil Bisque to the next level? Seeds and spice!
In a bowl mix together 1/2 cup shelled and roasted sunflower seeds with 1 tsp vegetable oil, 1 tsp Sriracha, 1/4 tsp soy sauce, pinch of fine sea salt and some freshly cracked black pepper.
Roast in a preheated 325F oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, turning the seeds every five minutes until dry and crispy.
Serve on top of the Tomato Basil Bisque.
The sunflower seeds add fantastic texture which enhances the soup-eating experience and that extra kick brings dynamic flavour to this lovely subtle soup.
Store the sunflower seeds in an air-tight glass jar and feel free to snack on them too.
Thai Tomato Coconut Soup & Roasted Coconut Lime Chips
Instead of adding contrast to Campbell’s Thai Tomato Coconut Soup I decided to enhance the flavours that already existed.
In a small bowl combine 1 1/2 cups large slices of dried coconut, the juice of 2 limes (zest them for later), 1 tsp vegetable oil and 1/2 tsp fine sea salt.
Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a preheated 350F oven, stirring every 4 minutes for 8-12 minutes, until toasted and crisp.
Combine the lime zest with 1/2 tsp sugar and sprinkle on top of the warm coconut.
Sweet, salty and sour… Yum!
This garnish gave the soup great texture and took the exotic eating experience even further.
Golden Butternut Squash Soup with Candied Maple Bacon
For the Golden Butternut Squash Soup I wanted to take it over the decadent foodie edge with homemade savoury maple bacon spoons.
Cut two slices of bacon in half. Place on a wire rack that is on top of a baking sheet that is covered in aluminum foil. Mix together 2 tbsp maple syrup and 1/2 tsp grainy mustard. Brush onto the slices of bacon and add some freshly ground black pepper. Put in a preheated 400F oven and bake for 12 minutes. Turn over and baste with remaining maple mixture. Return to oven and then baste again after another 5 minutes.
Continue doing so until the bacon is the crispiness you desire. I like it REALLY crispy!
Dunk whole pieces of bacon into your soup and use it as a spoon or…
Crumble on top! Either way, trust me, it will be delicious!
Three fantastic Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet soups with three new garnishes that totally reinvents them! Oh I just love a foodie challenge. All of these garnishes can be enjoyed on their own as well. Making food is so much fun.
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