Brandy, Pear-Almond Soup
serves 6 
 
1/4 cup  cooking oil
1/2 cup  peeled, minced onion
1/2 cup  minced celery (remove strings first)
4   pears, peel/seed/core
1/2 cup  blanched almonds
1/2 cup  pear brandy or sherry
4 cup  vegetable stock
1 tsp  fresh thyme
1 Tbsp  fresh sage
  salt and pepper, to taste
 
heat oil in a wide pot and add onion and celery. cook over medium heat, 
stirring occasionally, until onion is somewhat translucent and begins to 
brown slightly. add pears and almonds and cook together lightly, about 3 
minutes. add brandy or sherry and cook about 3 minutes to allow alcohol to 
evaporate. add stock, herbs, salt and pepper. cook 40 minutes on medium 
heat. set aside to cool. transfer mixture to blender or food processor 
and blend well. strain mixture back into saucepan and reheat, tasting and 
seasoning as necessary. serve hot. 
 
resource: http://www.free-gourmet-recipes.com/lacisoup71.shtml 
 
passed on by nita 
http://www.nitasnotes.com/recipes.html 
 
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(ID: 10199) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sun, Nov 2, 2003


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