07 March 2009

Leek & Scallion Soup with Potato Gnocchi

Another winner from Deborah Madison that we enjoyed for dinner tonight while the snow came wafting down. It never really snowed hard but we did get about an inch or so. We also enjoyed the movie The Band's Visit. Worth a rent from Netflix.

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
4 cups chopped and rinsed leeks (white part only) (about six leeks depending)
1 Celery Rib, peeled and chopped
1 Russet potato, peeled and finely diced
sea salt/fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 cups water

1 pkg. potato gnocchi

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup finely slivered scallion including an inch or two of the greens

Saute the leeks, potato, and celery with about a tsp. of salt until the leeks have softened.
Add the wine and cook until the wine is almost all gone.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 min.
Add some pepper. Puree a cup of the soup and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi in accord with the package directions. Set aside and keep warm.

Saute the slivered scallion in the butter until just wilted.

Stir the scallions into the soup.

Put some gnocchi in a shallow bowl with a drop or two of truffle oil. Ladle on the soup and stir a little.

Enjoy!

Namaste.

1 comment:

JohnAshley said...

Is that the movie about the band from Alexandria egypt that get's invited to play in israel?