Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Emerald Isle Scallop Soup

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Emerald Isle Scallop Soup

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March in the Mahoney house means it's our time to shine. Well, not mine since I'm not from Irish decent, but the rest of the family can claim the month as their own. I do try to make a few special meals during the month to help them celebrate their heritage, even if the recipe isn't something that I would normally eat. I grabbed this Emerald Isle Scallop Soup from Golden Blossom Honey earlier this week and decided to make it for Jason and Allison on a day that I already had something else planned for myself for dinner. Those two are always looking for seafood and sushi restaurants whenever we travel, which usually leaves me fending for myself, so I suppose that carries into our home life when seafood is going to be on our menu as well. 

If food is the way to a man's heart and you're wanting to snag yourself an Irishman, this soup just might be what you're looking for. I know my husband couldn't resist the scallops, potatoes, and bacon and even knowing better that this is definitely not something that I would eat, kept trying to change my mind as he greedily ate 2 bowls full. "It's really good!"... "It doesn't taste like fish.".... "Did you even try it without eating a scallop? I bet you'd like it that way."... To finally, "No, I'm not done. Leave it on the stove and I'll put the rest away after I get more for myself." If you're thinking about nixing the corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day this year because that dish really didn't originate in Ireland (gasp, it took this girl years to learn that) then this soup is what you're going to want to serve up on the 17th. My husband can vouch that it's Irishman approved. 


4 slices lean bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, drippings reserved
12 large sea scallops
6 redskin potatoes, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons butter
2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons dried parsley
1 1/2 Tablespoons dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup beef broth
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup half & half
2 Tablespoons bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon ground mace

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Did you know that corned beef and cabbage didn't originate in Ireland?



  1. Not a seafood fan here but my oldest two boys are HUGE fans. Crab legs and lobster are their favorite, but I don't see them complaining one iota about this soup either!

    1. Jason and Allison are about those crab legs too. I always thought they looked like an awful lot of work for the little amount of meat that comes out of them. But what do I know? LOL

  2. No, I did not know that. I suppose you will now tell me that Irish soda bread is not Irish? 🤣

    1. OMG, it first originated from the Native Americans! Is anything even Irish? Good grief!

  3. You have bottled clam juice? I don't even know what it is but I have a very ominous feeling that I wouldn't want to know anyhows LOL I'd also never eat a soup which has cabbage in it, LOL I also never really understood what corned beef is, is it just salted beef or what? But then again, it is better not to know....

    1. Corned beef just has a weird texture. It was one that I never liked. The girls won't touch it, so I always buy just a small piece for Jason. I did taste the clam juice. It wasn't bad. I thought it was going to be really nasty, but it's just a light fishy flavor liquid. I love cabbage in soup. I make it with other veggies and rice and then season with Vegeta a lot in the winter months.

  4. Sounds like it was a winner indeed. I'm with you though, when it comes to going with ones that want to eat seafood all the time, I fend for myself. Can't go wrong with Saint Me Day though lol

    1. Yes, happy upcoming St. You Day! I hope you have grand plans to celebrate!

  5. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

  6. I love scallops so this sounds great.

  7. Since Irish restaurants don't really exist in the United States I'm not terribly surprised about that. Kind of makes you wonder if they have any dishes that are true to their country

    1. Why don't Irish restaurants exist in the US?

    2. From what I understand, their food is often confused with British or Scottish foods. Ireland is more known for drinking, therefore we have a lot of Irish pubs that serve Irish pub food, but nothing like porridge and stew that are normal dishes in Ireland.


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