Jan 222018

Today, I am staring out my window in Arkansas looking at the snow on the ground. With the temperature maybe getting into the 2o’s, I thought soup would be great on the menu. So this week, two quick to make soup recipes

1 stick Butter

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon All-purpose Flour

2 1/3 cups Leeks, coarsely chopped, white and green parts

1 cup Tasso, finely chopped

2 quarts Chicken Stock

6 ounces Heavy Cream

Creole Seasoning and Hot Sauce to taste

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the flour. Cook, whisking, until the mixture is smooth and thick, about 2minutes. Add the leeks and tasso and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Slowly add the stock, whisking and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cream and simmer for about 5minutes. Season to taste and serve warm.


Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!


I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at publishamerica.net and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.

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