FINALLY. IT’S SUNDAY AND IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN.
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!
Garmonbozia Soup (Corn & Shrimp Soup)
- 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
- mix the ginger and shrimp together in a bowl. In another bowl, stir the milk and cornstarch until smooth.
- 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.
- In a saucepan, bring the stock to a boil.
- Add creamed corn and return to boil.
- Slowly stir in the shrimp/egg mixture until smooth.
- 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.
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!