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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3 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…


  3. This seems like an appetizing soup recipe! Where do you store it until the second day?

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