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Fennel Almond Soup

Recipe of the Week: Fennel Almond Soup

Fennel is similar to an onion but has a delicious licorice-like taste!  It is great in stir fry, raw in salads or anywhere you might use an onion.
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 bulbs fennel, sliced
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
In a large pot, melt the butter then add the onion, fennel and saute till softened.  Add the ground almonds and chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes till veggies are soft.  Puree the soup in a food processor or blender till smooth.  Return to pot and add the cream, bringing to a boil then simmering for 5 minutes. Garnish with slivered almonds and fennel sprigs to be extra fancy.