I make this soup all winter. It's amazing.
BLT SOUP (BACON, LETTUCE AND TOMATO)
1 lb. bacon, diced
4 oz. butter
1 - 1 lb. 6 oz. (1 large head) Iceberg lettuce, julienne cut, 1 1/2 to 2 inches long
10 oz. all purpose flour
3 1/2 qts. water, hot
3 oz. chicken base
1 oz. ham base
1 lb. (3 med.) fresh tomatoes (medium diced)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, ground
1/8 tsp. red pepper, ground
1 qt. Half and Half cream
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until lightly browned; do not drain fat. Add butter and heat until melted. Stir in lettuce and saute 2 minutes. Add flour, stirring until well blended and evenly cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in water, chicken base, ham base, tomatoes, nutmeg, and red pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and gently boil 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add Half and Half cream, mixing well. Heat to simmering, stirring frequently. Serve hot garnished with bacon crumbles, cherry tomatoes slices or buttered croutons.
Last edited by Seamus Lab; 09-28-2009 at 07:31 AM.
That sounds really interesting, Nancy! My husband is a huge BLT fan, so I think I'll have to try this.
Escarole soup is terrific too, and escarole is 'lettuce-y'.
Ham base. Whazzat? Like chicken stock with pork? How is it made??
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