Soup- Cream of Five Onion – Magical French recipes from cruise line Chef Dipu

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Actual classic french soup is French onion soup,here am providing you a variation which is creamy and my wife’s favourite

1/2 kg – finely chopped yellow onions
5 each – white leeks
250gms -shallots
100gms red onions
50 gms scallions, finely chopped (Spring Onion)
5piece garlic- chopped
1litre – chicken stock
2 tablespoons – thyme, dried
3 each – Bay leaves
1 cup – heavy cream
salt and pepper to season
butter
Chives, finely sliced

Melt the butter in a pot and add yellow onions, red onions, leeks, shallots, scallions and garlic
Covered the pot with a lid and cook out over a low heat until the onions, leeks and scallions are tender and are lightly colored. This will take approximately 25 minutes, season with salt and pepper
Add the chicken stock, thyme and bay leaves .Bring to a boil reduce the heat and cook partially covered for 20 minutes. Pour soup through a strainer, reserving the liquid
Transfer half of the onions and half of the liquid to a food blender and blend until smooth. Make sure you remove the bay leaves before blending
Mix together the blended onions and liquid with the reserved onions and liquid
Whisk in the cream and heat up NEARLY to boiling point, DO NOT BOIL THE SOUP AS IT MAY SPLIT. Pour into a soup cup and sprinkle the finely sliced chives on top of the soup.

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