When a Whole Bowl Is Too Much
(left) The Famous Bettie Naylor* (right) MidSis the birthday girl...click for larger)
BigSis loves to make soup, but we knew with this dinner we'd have to go easy on the starters because the entree was so good.
So, BigSis came up with a classic soup shooter, a delicious cold soup recipe consisting of fresh zucchini, leeks, potato, white onion, garlic, scallions, chicken stock and spices.
BigSis's Amazing Zucchini Soup Shooters
2 T. Olive oil
1 T. Butter
2 Leeks, white part only, cut into 1/2″ slices
1 Med. Onion, thinly sliced
4 Scallions, both white and green parts, cut into 1/2″ slices
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
5 Zucchini, unpeeled, cut into 1/2″ slices
4 Small White Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4″ slices (about 2 cups)
4-5 cups Chicken Stock
1 T.Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 tsp each marjoram, thyme, rosemary and savory
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup Whipping cream, or more as needed
2 T. Chopped chives for garnish
Heat olive oil and butter in a 4 to 5 quart saucepan
and saute' leeks, onion, scallions, garlic, zucchini
and potatoes until slightly softened, 5 to 10 minutes,
stirring frequently. Add chicken stock and lemon juice
and bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper and herbs.
Simmer until vegetables are soft, about 25 minutes.
puree soup in blender or processor in several batches.
Stir in Worcestershire sauce and cream. (if soup is
too thick, add more cream.) Allow to cool, then
refrigerate at least two hours.
Can be made the day before.
Pour cold soup into pitcher for pouring.
Pour into 4-6 oz. shot glasses. Be sure any splashes are wiped off. Garnish with fresh dill.
Add wide straws if desired.
There should be enough for a dozen shooters, with enough leftover for a meal afterwards.
* Famed gay activist and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest GLBT lobby