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  • Creamy Fresh Leek Soup

    Creamy Fresh Leek Soup

    Time-saver tip: Cook up a double batch and freeze half for another dinner. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup diced potato 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (scallions) 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano leaves 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 11/2 pounds white leeks, sliced (about 9 cups) 1 cup white wine or water 11/2 cups low fat milk Directions: In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add potatoes, onions, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper; cook, stirring often, until onions just begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add leeks, broth, and wine; bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove 1 cup of the vegetables; set aside. In a blender or food processor, place half of remaining soup from the saucepan; puree…

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  • Lobster Bisque Soup

    Lobster Bisque Soup

    The lobster bisque is very rich, so a small serving (about two-thirds cup per person) is plenty. At the restaurant, this is baked in individual crocks, with puff pastry on top. Ingredients: 2 lb boiled lobsters, medium sized 2 1/2 c fish or chicken stock 1 onion, sliced 4 celery stalks, with leaves 2 cloves, whole 1 bay leaf 1/4 c soft butter 1/4 c flour 3 c milk; heated 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 c cream; hot but not boiling 2 tablespoons sherry 1/8 teaspoon parsley; minced 1/8 teaspoon paprika Directions: Remove the meat from boiled lobsters. Dice and reserve the body meat and mince the tail and claw meat. Crush the shells and add them to the stock along with the onion, celery, cloves and bay leaf. Simmer these ingredients for about 30 minutes and strain the stock. Combine the flour and soft…

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