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RCP Potato Lemon Soup (for Bob Ross, et al)

Postby Bill Spencer » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:35 pm

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From "Citrus" by Ethel and Georgeanne Brennan ...

2 T Olive oil
2 Sweet yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 T Grated lemon zest
1/2 t Grated ginger
1 C Fresh lemon juice
1/2 t Sugar
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Fresh ground pepper
4 C Water
4 Large red potatoes, boiled and chopped
2 T Italian parsley, chopped

In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil ... add the sliced onions, lemon zest, and ginger and saute until the onions are translucent ... add the fresh lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper and continue to saute for a few minutes longer ... add the water, raising the heat to high, and bring to a boil ... cover and reduce the contents to a simmer ... simmer until the broth is golden and the onions have almost disintegrated ... remove from the heat and strain through a sieve into a clean container ... discard the contents of the sieve ... working in batches if necessary, combine the strained stock and the chopped potatoes in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth ... transfer the puree to a clean saucepan and bring to a gentle boil ... ladle into warmed soup bowls and garnish each serving with a little of the Italian parsley ...

Makes aproximately 6 servings

Hey Bob ! Do the potatoes make this lemon soup a little more Polish than the other recipe ?

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Re: RC: Potato Lemon Soup (for Bob Ross, et al)

Postby Bob Ross » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:49 pm

Thanks, Bill. That does look Polish. I'll try it out on Janet, and revert.

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Re: RC: Potato Lemon Soup (for Bob Ross, et al)

Postby Jenise » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:16 pm

Bill, that looks like a perfect Jenise-Breakfast. Quite unlike any other lemon soup I've ever seen, too. Most have been Greekish and involved lemon.
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A question for a chef like you ...

Postby Bill Spencer » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:36 pm

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... as opposed to a cook like me ...

What would you think about substituting chicken broth for the water ? How do you think it would change the soup ?

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Re: A question for a chef like you ...

Postby Jenise » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:44 pm

I think the chicken broth would give it a third leg of dimension, Bill. But without having tasted it and knowing whether I'd prefer that or not, I don't dislike it as a strictly vegetarian dish. Might be tempted to go with a vegetable broth to both give it more dimension and yet keep it pure.
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See ...

Postby Bill Spencer » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:58 pm

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... I KNEW there was a reason to ask you ! Chicken broth would add "meat" to an obviously vegetarian dish ... DUH ! Think I will try it with vegetable broth ... might make it a little more "rich" without radically changing the flavors of the soup ...

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Re: See ...

Postby Jenise » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:10 pm

You know what would be GOOD? Do you ever cook with fennel? I always save the stalks (in the freezer) when I buy bulbs, and I sometimes boil them in water to make a vegetarian, fennel-broth for risotto. The same flavored water for this soup would be fabulous--there's nothing about lemon and potato that fennel doesn't love.
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So ...

Postby Bill Spencer » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:47 pm

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... how many fennel stalks of what size in how much water and cooked how long to make 4 cups of broth, Ms. Jenise ?

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Re: So ...

Postby Jenise » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:38 pm

Bill, do you cook fennel at any other time? If not, then buy one fennel bulb, cut it into hunks and simmer for about 20 minutes. That should give you a nicely flavored fennel water. If you DO have another use for the fennel bulb (great in salads!), then a handful of stalks (every market trims them differently, the stalks could be anywhere from 3 to 10 inches so it's hard to specify a quantity) and would be using just stalks, consider two-three bulbs' worth. The only reason to use stalk only is to use what you would otherwise throw away--typically one uses only the bulb because the stalk is too stringy. You won't need a lot because you don't want the licorice flavor to dominate, you just want to put a third leg under your flavor table, so to speak.
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