Cream of Pecan Soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup celery leaves
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup pecans, ground fine in the blender
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 4 sprigs of mint
Preparation:
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and celery leaves and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle in flour and gradually add the chicken broth, stirring to incorporate flour.
  3. Add the soy sauce, nutmeg and ground pecans; simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in half-and-half and simmer 5 minutes longer. Remove celery leaves and discard.
  5. Garnish with mint sprigs.
  6. Makes 2 generous servings.

Note:

Prep time: 15 Min; Cooking time: 30 Min; Total time: 45 minutes

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