So call me crazy, but sometimes on a hot day, I enjoy a bowl of warm soup! I know! It's nutty, but I do!
I decided to make scallion soup today because I ended up with a bunch and I mean a BUNCH of scallions. This soup uses a lot so it's a natural fit. I particularly love this soup cause it has a very earthy and fresh taste.
What you'll need:
5-7 bunches of scallions, thinly sliced
4 tbsp. of butter
1 potato, diced into small pieces
6 cups vegetable stock (or chicken if you are into that)
Salt and Pepper
What you'll do:
Place the butter and sliced scallion, minus about a 1/4 cup for garnishing, in a large pot on low. Saute for about 5 minutes, just till they are soft. Add the potato and mix. Add in all the stock and bring to a boil, then reduce down to a simmer. Cover and let cook for about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Let the soup cool down for few minutes. Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Now for a creamier soup, you could add some heavy cream at this point. About 1/2 cup would be right.
Serve warm with olive oil drizzled on top, scallions sprinkled in the middle and a pinch of salt.
I will say, my favorite blender in the world is the Vita Mix. It's not inexpensive, but it is probably one of my favorite things in the kitchen. I use it all the time.