Memorable Quotes:

"A Bearnaise sauce is simply an egg yolk, a shallot, a little tarragon vinegar and butter, but it takes years of practice for the result to be perfect." Fernand Point

Monday, August 1, 2011

Green Garlic Soup (Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza)

Green Garlic Soup

Yield: 4 servings
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 bunches green garlic—whites only, cleaned and chopped
2 leeks—whites only, cleaned and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 Yukon Gold potato, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup cream
2 quarts water
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
Chili oil

Melt the butter in a soup pot. Add the garlic, leeks and onion and cook until they are very soft. Add the potato, cream and water. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Transfer the mixture to a blender and purée until smooth. Pass the mixture through a strainer. To serve, place the soup in bowls and garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano, chives and chili oil.

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