Friday, March 5, 2010

comfort soup...

hurry - soups on

Serves 6-8

1/2 cup butter (doesn’t it sound good already?)
4 chopped shallots
3/4 cup flour
8 cups chicken broth
1 bunch spinach leaves (aprox. 1 bag shredded)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 cups chopped up roasted chicken
1 1/2 cups cooked mini shell pasta
very thinly sliced shitake mushrooms (as little or as many as you like)
1/2 cup cream
1 egg yolk
a tablespoon or so of chopped basil for garnish
roasted pine nuts

heat butter and saute shallots for a few seconds. add flour and whisk continuously. gradually add chicken broth and continue to whisk until mixture is smooth. boil for 1 minute. lower heat to medium add spinach, chicken, white pepper, the shitake mushrooms cook for an additional 5 minutes.

just before serving, mix together cream and the egg yolk and fold gently into the soup and stir. garnish with a little chopped basil and pine nuts

serve this with good crusty bread and wine.  xo

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