Leek, Onion & Fennel Soup

Leek, Onion & Fennel Soup
Adapted from epicurious.com

There is nothing better on a cold winter's night than a bowl of hot, comforting soup. It almost makes winter bearable. ;)

Fennel is one of my favourite vegetables. If you've never tried it, you really should. Fennel is an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. It has a mild, sweet licorice flavour and it goes really well with leeks & onions. This soup is absolutely fab. Enjoy!

Serves: 8

3 leeks, white parts only & thoroughly washed, chopped
2 medium red onions, chopped
1 large fennel bulb, cored and chopped
2 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Pernod (or more to taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chopped chives to garnish

1. Cook leeks, onions, fennel, and garlic in butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 15 minutes.

2. Add wine and bring to a boil, uncovered, until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add stock, water, and nutmeg. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

3. Purée soup in batches in a blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids)then return to the pot.

4. Stir in cream and simmer for another 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Just before serving, add Pernod. Serve garnished with more cream and choppped chives.


Shelley Kubitz Mahannah said...

Wow - this is perfect for the recent blustery weather we've been having down here in the Midwest.

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Barbara Bakes said...

What a beautiful bowl! The soup looks great too! I really should try fennel.

Carrie said...

Looks so nice and heartwarming! I've never cooked with fennel before, but I'm thinking that I need to give it a try soon!

Peter M said...

Leeks are half of a good soup and the other half? Made with luv!

NKP said...

So perfectly soothing for this torrential rain storm!

Parita said...

Perfect soup for the weather here!

RecipeGirl said...

I've never been much of a fennel fan, but I think I've probably just never had it prepared in an appealing way. This soup looks good and comforting!

Jordana said...

I always love your soups. Can't wait to try this one.

plasterer bristol said...

This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.


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