Bellevue Broth

bellevue broth with a swirl of whipped cream and sprinkle of Chinese parsley
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Serves 8
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Have you watched the Netflix special High on the Hog? This incredible documentary takes a look at how African-American cuisine had a hand in building American culture. One such dish is Bellevue Broth: a blend of chicken stock and seafood stock topped with a dollop of whipped cream. 

We took a look back in our archives to find a traditional Bellevue Broth recipe. While this is not the recipe showcased in the show, it offers flavorful insight into the cuisine.

Bellevue Broth can be served plain or with a variety of garnishes, such as chopped chives, parsley, or lemon zest. It is also delicious paired with seafood, such as shrimp, crab, or lobster. Try it and see what you think!

5 cups chicken broth (stock)
3 cups clam broth
1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped
salt and pepper
  1. Combine and heat the broths. 
  2. Whip the cream and season lightly with salt. The soup may need no seasoning at all. Taste to see. 
  3. Pour it into heated cups and garnish with the whipped cream.
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