Turtle Soup Recipe


Ingredients for Turtle Soup Recipe

  • 3 pints clear white stock
  • 1 can green turtle
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ glassful sherry
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 blade mace
  • 1 teaspoon mixed sweet herbs


  1. Simmer the turtle meat for an hour in the stock, with the sweet herbs and spices tied loosely in a piece of cheesecloth.
  2. Slice the onion and cook it in the butter but do not let it brown much; add the flour to the onion and butter and stir until smooth.
  3. Add this to the hot soup with the salt and paprika; let it simmer until thoroughly blended, then add the sherry and meat.
  4. Serve with a very thin slice of lemon in each plate.
  5. Egg balls or hard-boiled egg-yolks cut in quarters may be served with the soup.


Turtle Soup Recipe