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Philadelphia Snapper Soup

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  Turtle meat 2 1⁄2 Pound, thoroughly defrosted if frozen, cut into 2 inch pieces (Snapping)
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lean salt pork To Taste
  Finely chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Beef stock 1 Quart (fresh)
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Bay leaf 1 Medium, finely crumbled
  Crumbled dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry madeira 2 Tablespoon

1 Using paper towels, pat the snapper meat completely dry.
2 In a paper bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper.
3 Add in the snapper pieces and shake vigorously to coat evenly.
4 Remove the meat from the bag and shake off the excess flour.

5 In a heavy 4- to 5-quart casserole, fry the pork dice over moderate heat until it is crisp and brown.
6 Transfer the dice to paper towels to drain.
7 In the fat remaining in the pan, brown the snapper 4 or 5 pieces at a time
8 Turn the pieces frequently with a slotted spoon.
9 Transfer the browned pieces to a plate.
10 Pour off all but about 3 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
11 Add in the onions, celery, carrot and garlic.
12 Stir over moderate heat until the vegetables are soft but not brown.
13 Stir in the beef stock, tomato paste, bay leaf, thyme and reserved pork bits.
14 Bring to a boil over high heat.
15 Add in the snapper and the liquid that has accumulated around it.
16 Lower the heat and simmer partially covered for 2 hours.
17 Keep the soup at a gentle simmer and add up to 1 cup of water if needed.
18 Stir in the Madeira,and correct the seasoning.

19 Serve the snapper soup from a heated tureen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
155 Minutes
Ready In: 
165 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 330 Calories from Fat 14

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g2.5%

Saturated Fat 0.41 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 94.6 mg31.5%

Sodium 789.6 mg32.9%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.8%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 45 g89.1%

Vitamin A 42.4% Vitamin C 7.1%

Calcium 26.8% Iron 30.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Philadelphia Snapper Soup Recipe