I am the more excited to bring you this week’s featured recipe for Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup than I have been all season! For the 6+ years I’ve been working on Outlander Kitchen, the turtle soup from Voyager is by far the most requested recipe by fans.
“Bolt the door? What d’ye think I’m going to do? Do I look the sort of man would take advantage of a woman who’s not only wounded and boiling wi’ fever, but drunk as well?” he demanded. He stood up, nonetheless.
“I am not drunk,” I said indignantly. “You can’t get drunk on turtle soup!” Nonetheless, I was conscious that the glowing warmth in my stomach seemed to have migrated somewhat lower, taking up residence between my thighs, and there was undeniably a slight lightness of head not strictly attributable to fever.
“You can if ye’ve been drinking turtle soup as made by Aloysius O’Shaughnessy Murphy,” he said. “By the smell of it, he’s put at least a full bottle o’ the sherry in it. A verra intemperate race, the Irish.”
Voyager, chapter 56, “Turtle Soup”
My version of Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup took me a few attempts to perfect, and I will warn you now, if you haven’t already taken a look at it, that the ingredient list is long, and it’s easier to split the work of the recipe across 2 days.
But the result is a gloriously delicious, meaty, and sherry-laden soup worthy of any gathering of Outlanders, whether they be at sea, or safe upon the shore. It’s soooo good!
The recipe for Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup can be found in the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook.