Featured

Posts Tagged ‘croutons’

What you need:

1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 tsp fresh, chopped thyme
1/2 tsp fresh, crushed rosemary
1 fresh sage leaf, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed
2 1/4 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
Croutons for garnish

What you do:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion, celery, thyme, rosemary, and sage in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables turn tender. Add the salt and pepper and sauté the vegetables and herbs for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the butternut squash and chicken stock to the pan and bring the soup to simmer. Reduce the heat slightly, cover, and simmer the soup for 20 minutes, until the squash is tender.

Puree the soup in a countertop blender or with an immersion blender until it is completely smooth. Stir in the heavy cream and heat through.
Serve the bisque hot, garnished with croutons.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

1 oz / 25 g butter
1 1/2 lb / 600 g parsnips ( peeled & chopped roughly )
1 cooking apple ( peeled cored & chopped roughtly)
2 pints / 1.1 litres chicken stock
4 fresh sage leaves or 1/2 tsp dried sage
2 cloves
5 fl oz / 150 ml fresh single cream
fresh sage leaves or parsley & croutons to garnish.

What you do:

In a large saucepan, melt the butter then add the parsnips & apple. Cover & gently cook for 10mins, occasionally stirring.
Pour in the stock then add the sage & cloves.
Bring to the boil then cover & gently simmer for around 30 mins until the parsnips are softened.
Remove the sage leaves & cloves then leave to cool for a while, then puree in a blender or a food processor.
Pour back into the saucepan & gently reheat with the cream.
serve hot or cold with sage or parsley & croutons.

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

What you need:

2 oz / 55g butter
1 onion chopped finely.
8 oz / 225g mushrooms (sliced)
1oz / 25g plain flour
15 fl oz / 425 ml hot chicken stock
5 fl oz / 150 ml milk
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley ( plus extra to garnish)
4tbsp single fresh cream.

What to do:

In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion & cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally until softened. Add the mushrooms, and cook for around 5 mins.
Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute stirring all the time.
Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the hot chicken stock.
Return to the heat & bring to the boil stirring continually. Stir in the milk.
Pour the soup into a food processor ( or liquidizer ) & process to a smooth puree, then return to the saucepan to reheat gently.
Stir in the cream & fresh parsley. Do not allow to boil.
Ladle the soup into warmed soup bowls, garnish with the rest of the freshly chopped parsley.

Serve with crusty bread or croutons .

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)