Groningen is widely recognized as the motherland of a popular Dutch dish – mustard soup that is nowadays available in many restaurants of the country that specialize in the regional cuisine. Despite its name, this soup is absolutely not acrid. Quite the opposite, the mustard soup has a pleasant and somewhat creamy taste. The recipe for the soup is very simple, and it doesn’t require any specific ingredients.
Local restaurants offer several variations of this soup. Sometimes, it can be served with small pieces of roasted ham. Some restaurants prefer to replace the ham with slices of roasted salmon. Warm freshly baked bread is an essential addition to the classic mustard soup. It is not that hard to cook the popular everyday dish of Groningen residents.
To cook the mustard soup, take 1 liter of any meat broth, 50 grams of butter, 2 tablespoons of flour, 3 tablespoons of mustard, 200 milliliters of cream, and 200 grams of bacon (or salmon). The classic recipe of this soup can also include some scallions. Warm the broth is a pot, meanwhile melting the butter on a frying pan. Add flour to the butter while stirring it. Then fry this butter and flour mix for three minutes.