Difficulty level Easy
YIELD Serves 4
In my post last week I mentioned that I wanted to use my fiddleheads and asparagus in recipes where they would be front and centre and I would make soup with them when the first flush of pleasure in eating them had passed. I was wrong. I made this fiddlehead soup yesterday and I was completely won over by the taste. This is a truly elegant soup and would be perfect for a dinner party where you were trying to impress your guests. The best part is that it is really easy, but it tastes like you were trained to be a chef. I ate the soup hot, but I think it would also be delicious chilled, leaving out the croutons.
The recipe is from David Garcelon, the Executive Chef at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. TreeHugger Bonnie wrote about his roof herb garden here. To my horror and shame I dropped the container holding my precious soup and I lost a quantity of it to my kitchen floor. Mr. Garcelon, I can report that my puppy Jasper thought the soup was spectacular.
|1lb||fiddleheads, washed and the stems trimmed of any brown|
|3 tbsp||extra virgin olive oil|
|3||medium potatoes, diced|
|Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste|
|5 cups||chicken or vegetable broth|
|1 cup||whipping cream|
|1/4||baguette, cut into 1/4" cubes|
From Edible Toronto