Twin Peaks Eats: Garmonbozia Soup


I am so fucking stoked for this.

I’ve been waiting 27 years for this. 27 years since eleven-year-old me was utterly traumatized by Twin Peaks. I had BOB nightmares for a long while afterwards. And even with subsequent viewings of the series (I think I just watched it for the 5th time?), I will still have BOB nightmares. Twin Peaks is one of the best horror works of all time.

Anyway, here we are and I’m like Leland:

I have no idea what the new season is going to hold, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the 18 episodes are gonna be dripping with Garmonbozia. Hence, why I present to you for the premiere episode(s), Garmonbozia Soup!

Check out the little blue rose in the wallpaper!

Garmonbozia Soup (Corn & Shrimp Soup)

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, boiled, peeled, and chopped
  • 8 oz can creamed corn
  • 1/2 tsp grated or minced fresh ginger root
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • chopped scallions or chives to garnish
  1. mix the ginger and shrimp together in a bowl. In another bowl, stir the milk and cornstarch until smooth. 
  2. In yet another bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy, and add the milk/cornstarch mix. Beat again until smooth, and then mix with the shrimp. 
  3. In a saucepan, bring the stock to a boil.
  4. Add creamed corn and return to boil.
  5. Slowly stir in the shrimp/egg mixture until smooth.
  6. Serve garnished with chopped scallions or chives

This soup is most definitely Chinese-inspired, so let’s just say that this dish is in honor of poor Josie Packard from Hong Kong, who had a shit ton of Garmonbozia going on, ended up being killed by fear and then trapped in a goddamned drawer pull.

Poor thing!

Like most all soups, this tastes better the 2nd day because you can really taste the ginger and the soup has thickened into more of a chowder-like consistency.

Now that I think about it, this is basically Shrimp with Lobster Sauce if it were thinner and had some peas and water chestnuts in there. So, I am totally going to do that at some point. This is one of my all-time favorite soups, even if it is filled with pain, sorrow, and all that jazz.

Enjoy tonight’s premiere!

I am going to be posting a new Peaks-inspired dish every week during the show’s run, so I will be back next Sunday with more Twin Peaks Eats!

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2 Responses to Twin Peaks Eats: Garmonbozia Soup

  1. Mum says:

    I feel tons of guilt as your mum because I allowed you to watch Twin Peaks….WITH ME! Sorry for your fears, sweetie pie, but…apparently. …it all worked out…as do most slightly poor parenting decisions. I can only imagine the impact of Madonna in that cone bra….

  2. Mmmmm – creamed corn. Surely an excuse for you to post that weird clip showing someone with their hand full of creamed corn? Or did I just imagine that existing in some kind of weird Twin Peaksy way?

    Can’t wait to hear what you thought of the first episode…


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