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Catalan Cream Of Fennel Soup With Orange Curls

A subtle, fragrant first course; serve this excellent Spanish soup hot to 4 people.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  = {Sopa De Fonoll} =
4 tablespoons 60mlButter
1   Garlic clove - minced
3   Fennel heads - trimmed, chopped
4 cups 948mlVegetable or chicken stock
1 cup 237mlOrange rind piece - scraped of the white (large)
  (about the size of a tablespoon)
1/2 cup 118mlWhipping cream
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground white pepper

Recipe Instructions

In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in butter over low heat for about 10 minutes. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil. Add the orange rind and fennel, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Puree and strain, pressing hard.

Discard solids, then return soup to the saucepan. Add cream, salt, and pepper, reheat, and serve immediately. Garnish each bowl with a curl of orange zest and a sprinkling of fennel fronds.

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