(POSTED: May 21, 2006)

Chilled Pear Leek Soup

75 ml ( 1/3 cup) butter
750 ml (3 cups) sliced leeks
5 pears (reserve one for garnish, peel, core
and coarsely chop the remaining four)
1 1/2 litres (6 cups) vegetable stock
2 ml ( 1/2 tsp) sage or summer savoury
1 ml ( 1/4 tsp) ground white pepper
juice of one lemon
salt to taste
50 ml ( 1/4 cup) crumbled blue cheese

Melt butter over medium high heat in a heavy-bottomed soup pot. 
Add leeks and saute until soft and transparent, about 10 minutes. 
Add chopped pears, summer savoury, pepper and stock.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until pears
 are quite soft and tender. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. 

Allow to cool a bit and then puree with a blender, food processor or hand blender 
until quite smooth. You may have to do this in batches. 

Transfer to a large glass bowl or pitcher and allow to chill in the fridge for at least 
several hours. When ready to serve, taste for seasoning - chilled soups often 
require a second seasoning of salt, pepper and lemon juice. Thinly slice remaining 
pear and serve soup garnished with a few pear slices and blue cheese crumbled over 
the top. Serves 8. 

Note: Make this up to a day or two ahead and keep in the fridge until you're ready to serve. 

  Mixed Squash Casserole Side Dishes
  Southern Crab Cakes Soul Food
  Seared Sirloin Steak with Onion Relish Beef
  Banana Streusel Pie Pies & Pastries
  Honey Berry Shortcakes Desserts
  Scallops with a Bourbon Touch Appetizers
Home  |  About Us  |  Restaurants  |  Recipes  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Newsletters  |  Tickets
Articles  |  Videos  |  Employment  |  Links  |  Advertising  |  Contact  |  Privacy  |  Sitemap
    © 2016 eDining.ca Website design by Cossette East