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At Home With Carolyne Roehm

At Home With Carolyne Roehm

By  Carolyne Roehm

Publisher  Potter Style

ISBN  9780767908887

Published in  Cooking, Food & Wine, Reference

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SWEET POTATO PEAR SOUP
-a recipe from At Home With Carolyne Roehm-

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups chicken stock
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and minced
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup orange juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 Bartlett pears, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup pear brandy
Zest of 1 lime

Simmer potatoes in chicken stock, until potatoes are cooked through. Meanwhile, over low heat,
saute shallots and ginger in 2 tablespoons butter for about 5 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, reserving liquid. Puree potatoes, shallots, ginger, and reserved liquid with
an immersion blender or in a food processor (in batches). Process until smooth. Return soup
to pan and season with salt and pepper. Over medium heat, saute pears in the remaining 2
tablespoons butter for 5 minutes. Remove the pears from the stove and add the pear
brandy. Return the pears to the stove and flambé pears until the alcohol burns off. Add
pears and pan juices to the soup. Reheat soup. Pour into individual bowls and top with lime
zest.

Makes 6 servings

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