Sunday, December 07, 2008

Smoked Gouda Soup with Sausage and Wild Rice

Smoked Gouda Soup with Sausage and Wild RiceDo you know how to pronounce gouda?

I didn't until recently, it was always "GOO-da" at the old homestead but it seems that is incorrect. It is correctly pronounce "HOW-da."

Go figure. Apparently the Dutch can't spell to save their lives.

At any rate, it's good stuff and this soup is one of our winter favorites with all that tasty howda and wild rice in there. Sticks to your ribs it does.

5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion
16 ounces turkey kielbasa, sliced and halved
4 tablespoons flour
3 14-ounce cans chicken broth
1 cup cooked wild rice
¼ teaspoons pepper
dash of nutmeg
3 cups shredded smoked gouda
2 cups fat free half and half

Saute onion and sausage in butter. Whisk in the flour and mix thoroughly. Slowly add the broth and whisk thoroughly to avoiding making lumps. Bring to a boil then reduce heat slightly and cook for two minutes more.

Add rice, pepper and nutmeg and bring to boil. Remove from heat and add the cheese, stirring until melted, then add half and half and serve.

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17 comments:

One Mom said...

This sounds delicious! Glad the half & half is fat free since you have 3 cups of HOW-da!

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Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

hey now - i'm dutch (my mom is full dutch)...my mom says it nicely...my dad (who is not dutch) is one of those who likes to say all the foreign words and pretend he knows how to say them the right way and it comes out rather, ummm...annoying?

because it's one thing if you are dutch and say it the way you know it, versus trying to say it correctly and have a Maine accent *grins*

but lucky me has some gouda in my fridge this very moment (cause Costco has some lovely wedges).

planetnomad said...

Oh that looks soo good! I might have to use some of our precious sausage from Spain and make some!

Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

If you want to get really technical, the Dutch pronunciation of the 'g' is physiologically closer to an English production of a 'g' than to an English production of an 'h.'

The velar fricative 'h' here is actually like the 'j' in Spanish, only the Dutch has the vocal chords vibrating. Or it's produced like the English velar plosive/stop 'g,' only you don't close off the air passage completely.

The 'h' in English is a voiceless glottal approximate, which means it's produced much lower in the throat (technically in the vocal chords).

So technically it's more like the 'g,' only (to English speakers) "lazier." :D

Annie said...

How-da! LOL! I am so excited to try this soup and so is my Beloved!

cndymkr / jean said...

Mmm, now this sounds delicious. It's freezing cold here today (still no snow) and this soup would be perfect with some crusty bread.

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

So you're telling us you made Gouda Chowder? :)

Actually, that's really only funny if you say it with a Boston accent.

Or maybe it's just me.

Edi said...

I never knew that is how you pronounce Gouda...I wonder how many more of those types of things we all mispronounce. That soup sounds so wonderful...I love cheese and love trying different kids...mixing it with another favorite - kielbasa...yum!

Sandra said...

How da??? never heard it pronounced that way...lol
the soup looks delicious
Sandra

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Oh super yummy for our 10 degree weather today!! Thanks for a new recipe.

Melissa said...

I sampled some wonderful gouda the other day, but didn't buy it because I didn't know what to do with it. The recipe is just in time for me. Thanks!

Inkling said...

I told my husband about our prolonged mispronunciation of my personal favorite in the cheese family. Apparently, that was the wrong thing to say to him on this quirky Sunday afternoon. He's still going around the house using a strange accent (meant to be Dutch, I think) and saying things like, "How-da cheese? How-do milk? How-da eggs? How-da dairy business dese days? How-da doing?" Oh boy. Maybe we'll just stay in our ignorance and keep it as "goo-da". =)

Naomi said...

Dutch cheese soup with Polish sausage in Chinese bowls... awesome!

Serena said...

Yeah, those crazy Dutch. No one can ever spell my mom's Dutch maiden name.

This soup sounds amazing. I'm going to make it as soon as I can get some gouda. Mmmm.

bonobo said...

Okay, yum? Yes, YUM!

I'm going to try this, but I'm calling mine Howda Chowder (said with a Boston accent, of course!).

Soup Recipes said...

i didn't know about gouda cheese until that amanda bynes movie, she's the man; where she mentions that her favorite cheese is gouda. i then decided to try out this cheese and i fell in love with it. so i cannot wait to try this recipe out. =)