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Soup of chickpeas, bacon and aged cheddar

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Traditional quebec soup, great for those cold winter nights.

Ingredients

Recipe for 4 persons

Chick pea soup

2 Unit(s)
Chick peas can (540ml)
1.50 Liter(s)
Chicken stock
1 Unit(s)
Onion
100 Gr
Smoked bacon
250 Ml
White wine
50 Gr
Old cheddar
2 Sprig(s)
Thyme

Garnishes

6 Sprig(s)
Parsley
4 Tbsp
Sour cream
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 45 min

  • Preperation

    Rinse the chick peas in cold water.  Cut the smoked bacon into cubes.  Chop the onion. Finely chop the parsley.

  • Chick pea soup

    In a large saucepot, add a thread of olive oil and sweat the onions, bacon and thyme at low heat.  Next, add the chickpeas and then season with salt and pepper.  Deglaze with white wine and let reduce for a couple of minutes.  Add the chicken stock and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.  With a hand blender, blend the soup until it has a nice smooth texture.

  • Plating

    With a laddle, pour the soup in the center of a bowl and garnish with a spoonful of sour cream, grated old cheddar and a bit of parsley.

If you are using instant chicken broth concentrate, be careful of the salt level.  Always tase and adjust seasoning.

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