Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup from Voyager by Diana Gabladon

Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup for Outlander on Starz S3E10: Heaven & Earth

“Bolt the door? What d’ye think I’m going to do? Do I look the sort of man would take advantage of a woman who’s not only wounded and boiling wi’ fever, but drunk as well?” he demanded. He stood up, nonetheless.

“I am not drunk,” I said indignantly. “You can’t get drunk on turtle soup!” Nonetheless, I was conscious that the glowing warmth in my stomach seemed to have migrated somewhat lower, taking up residence between my thighs, and there was undeniably a slight lightness of head not strictly attributable to fever.

“You can if ye’ve been drinking turtle soup as made by Aloysius O’Shaughnessy Murphy,” he said. “By the smell of it, he’s put at least a full bottle o’ the sherry in it. A verra intemperate race, the Irish.”

Voyager, chapter 56, “Turtle Soup”

My version of Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup took me a few attempts to perfect, and I will warn you now, if you haven’t already taken a look at it, that the ingredient list is long. It’s easier to split the work of the recipe across 2 days.

But the result is a gloriously delicious, meaty, and sherry-laden soup worthy of any gathering of Outlanders, whether they be at sea, or safe upon the shore. It’s soooo good!

The recipe for Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup can be found in the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook.

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18 Nov 2017 - 7:59pm


Wow, Annette. I feel terribly cheated by your comment. I've worked on this blog and this cookbook for over 6+ years - put my heart and soul into it - and comments like yours strike me as ungrateful and unbelievably entitled. I've given away literally hundreds of recipes for free on Outlander Kitchen. Get over yourself.

18 Nov 2017 - 8:41pm


Annette, So instead of being grateful that Theresa shares any of the recipes she's developed for free, you're complaining that some of them are only published in the cookbook? Surely you've heard the expression "why buy the cow when the milk is free?" It's a great cook book and Theresa deserves to be compensated for the dishes she's worked hard to perfect for it--there is a lot of research, trial and error that goes into each one.

25 Nov 2017 - 1:17am


Theresa- I saw this comment and wanted to say that I am grateful for the blog and appreciate that you don't overload it with ads. Although I purchased the cookbook last summer I still check to see what you've added in the latest post. I guess that I would also be disappointed if I couldn't go to my cookbook for the latest recipe, but I'm quite pleased with all that you do post. I love reading the connection to the Outlander books in the cookbook and on the blog and all the recipes I tried are great. They bring back fond memories of the books, which I read years ago. Thanks,

26 Nov 2017 - 1:57pm


Congratulations on your new cookbook! Just found this site and I'm definitely putting your book on my Christmas list. As a Chef myself I know the time and effort it takes to research, develop and execute recipes. What a phenomenal thing to have married your passion for food and all things Outlander. There is always a critic in the woods, dust off as you would flour in your hands and continue your fantastic journey.

28 Nov 2017 - 10:20am

Alicia Walker

I've brought the book!!..I look forward to trying out all the hard researched recipes!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

28 Nov 2017 - 5:49pm


I have had the E-Cookbook since it came out and have been pleased with my cooking attempts. I love the blog and I agree that being directed to the cookbook is not a hardship, in fact I like the reminder. Thanks for all your hard work, Theresa

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