Caramelized Leek and Yukon Gold Bisque

Yield: About 2 quarts

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This is a lovely, classic winter soup, warming and delicious. Caramelizing the leeks and roasting the garlic give depth and complexity to these winter staples, and the Carrot-Horseradish Cream adds color and spark. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300° F.

Cut the top off the garlic head and place in a small, ovenproof ramekin. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and cover the ramekin loosely with foil. Bake for 1 hour or until the garlic is very soft.

Meanwhile, in a heavy pot, melt the butter over medium heat and cook the leeks with the herbes de Provence for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the leeks are soft and golden. Pour the sparkling wine in the pot and allow it to reduce until most of the liquid is evaporated. Pour the chicken or vegetable broth into the pot. Add the diced potatoes and simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes fall apart. Squeeze the roasted garlic into the soup.

Puree the soup using an immersion blender, food processor or stand blender. Add the crème fraîche and simmer for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with the Carrot-Horseradish Cream.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on January 15, 2011.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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Awesome

This soup is superb! Warms you all the way down to your toes!

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