Monday, August 2, 2010

Riesling Soup (A Summer Dinner Party Recipe)

I am always looking for recipes that WOW my friends! This simple and elegant soup will WOW yours and you'll be the talk of the town this summer with this unusual and scrumptious soup.

Chop a smallish yellow onion and saute in 2 tablespoons of butter until soft.

Add 3 cups of chicken bouillon and one cup of a nice
Riesling wine.
Bring to a boil and then turn heat down and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.

Here's what makes this soup so different.
Buy a smoked trout fillet.  Debone and cut into even smaller pieces than you see here.

Add two tablespoons cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of lemon
and a generous dash of cayenne pepper,
I kneaded mine by hand because my food processor is still in Maine.

Shave or cut a thin slice of zuchinni (courgettes for you Brits)
Place in a frying pan with butter until they are soft enough to roll.

Remove them from frying pan and pat the remains of the butter off with a paper towel.
Now spread your trout paste on the zucchini.

Gently roll your zuchinni.  You will need two of these per person. So if you have a dinner party of 6, you'll make 12 of these.

Garnish with parsley and place in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap until you are ready to serve the soup.

When your soup has reduced by half, put it in a blender to make sure the onions are ground up smooth.
Return to the pot and add 1 and a half cups of cream. Two if you like it more creamy.
Taste it and add salt and pepper to your taste or let your guests add their own.

Now get ready to serve your WOW soup.
Place your cold zucchini and smoked trout in your bowl.
Take it to the dinner table like this.
Your guests will wonder what on earth is going on, but it will be worth it when you see their faces!

Once they all have their soups, go to each place and pour the hot soup into the bowls.

Here you have it.......a fantastic summer soup, light and creamy
with an impressive presentation for your guests.
This recipe serves four.

Mac gives this soup two thumbs up and says to tell you,
"You really have to try this soup!"

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