Thursday, December 12, 2013

Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon
Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon
Grana Padano Black Pepper Cheese Straws

It’s holiday party time! And when old friends from the restaurant industry get together, there is bound to be a feast. This year was no exception. We started cooking together around 5 pm, and the party and multiple courses lasted well into the night. Today I’m sharing the soup course… be sure to stop by here for more recipes from this over-the-top meal!

menu

cheese platter

pan-seared sea scallops, champagne truffle cream,
wilted butter lettuce, pink-veined italian white truffle

roasted broccolini soup, creme fraiche, meyer lemon,
grana padano black pepper cheese straws

rack of lamb, mint agave vinegar

brussels sprouts, pancetta, balsamic

mushroom risotto with white truffle

pavlova, lemon curd, berries and pomegranate arils

wines

schramsberg mirabelle brut rosé nv

roederer estate brut rosé nv

purple angel carmenere 2010

villa antinori chianti classico riserva 2010

e. guigal châteauneuf du pape 2007

 

Holiday Party Table

 Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon Recipe

Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon

  • 2 lbs. broccolini
  • olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 c. vegetable stock
  • grana padano
  • meyer lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • creme fraiche

Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon
Separate the stalks from the florets. Blanch the stalks in boiling salted water, drain well. Toss all the broccolini and garlic with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 400° oven until starting to caramelize. Transfer roasted broccolini and garlic to a soup pot. Add stock, bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Place mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth (taking care when blending hot liquids!). Return soup to the pot. Add cheese and lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper.

Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon
Mix creme fraiche with a bit of water to get a runny consistency. Place creme fraiche in a squeeze bottle. Ladle soup into warm bowls. Squirt a design of creme fraiche over the top of the soup. Finish with a grating of grana padano and a sprinkling of meyer lemon zest.

Grana Padano Black Pepper Cheese Straws Recipe

Grana Padano Black Pepper Cheese Straws

Grana Padano Black Pepper Cheese Straws
Brush egg wash over a single sheet of defrosted puff pastry. Top with grated grana padano and several grinds of black pepper. Fold the sheet in half and repeat. Then fold the sheet again. Using a pizza wheel, cut the pastry into strips. Place the strips of pastry on a baking sheet and twist into spirals. Bake at 400° for about 10 to 12 minutes until golden.

Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon
Serve Roasted Broccolini Soup with homemade cheese straws.

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Fall Fest is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite Autumn fruits and vegetables. Be sure to check out the Pinterest Board with over 100,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair! And if this Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon got you in the mood for all things Broccoli, you might enjoy taking a peek at other seasonal recipes from some fabulous bloggers below…

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Red or Green: Szechuan Broccoli and Chicken
Virtually Homemade: Roasted Broccoli with Garlic, Parmesan and Lemon
Dishing: Broccoli Soup
Weelicious: Broccoli Salad
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Broccoli and Bell Pepper Soup
The Sensitive Epicure: Pureed Broccoli with Garlic
Domesticate Me: Roasted Broccoli, Chicken and Cheddar Quinoa Bake
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6 Responses to “Roasted Broccolini Soup, Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon”

  1. Eha says:

    The ‘problem’ with this soup is that tho’ it is obviously wonderfully tasty, by itself it does not ‘look’ so good! Well, have you changed that ~ these white plates are so unusual and the plating so exquisite it really is, first and foremost, tasting with the eyes – I am certain the palate will not be far behind!!

  2. Marie says:

    I love the first picture, so beautiful, I want to sit at your table! You’re so creative Lori, love the design on the soup, pinning it!

  3. Joan Nova says:

    Sounds wonderful and looks gorgeous! I bet there’s some real depth of flavor in that soup.

  4. I don’t know which is prettier, the food or the decor!

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