A mellow soup of winter vegetables
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Chef Jamie says: There's something very reassuring about a mellow soup of winter vegetables when it's cold outside. This soup is easy to prepare ahead of time and elegant enough for holiday entertaining.
This recipe makes 6 servings.
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
1 turnip, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 medium white potato, peeled and chopped
3/4 pound winter squash, preferably butternut or pumpkin, peeled and diced OR 1 - 15 oz. can cooked pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1-2 cups half and half
Chef Jamie Original Seasoning Blend OR salt and pepper, to taste
Croutons, for garnish
Fried Sage Leaves, for garnish
Melt butter in a large, heavy pot.
Over medium heat, add the garlic, onion and all of the vegetables and sauté gently, without browning, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
When vegetables begin to soften, add spices and sauté few more minutes.
Add chicken broth and bay leaves, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes or until all vegetables are completely soft. Discard bay leaves.
Puree in a food processor or blender in 2 cup portions.
Reheat gently, add the half and half and season to taste.
Garnish with croutons and fried sage.
Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.
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