Melange of the Lily Family and Andouille Sausage Soup

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups julienned yellow onions
  • 2 cups julienned white onions
  • 2 cups julienned red onions
  • 8 pearl onions, peeled
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 leek, white part only, julienned
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus 1/4 cup for garnish
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups cubed French bread, fried in olive oil until golden brown
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the olive oil and flour. Stirring constantly cook for about 10 minutes for a blond roux. Stir in the onions and cook for about 10 minutes or until the onions are golden. Add the andouille, shallots, garlic, leeks, bay leaves, and thyme. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir in the broth and bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the soup for about 1 hour. Skim the soup occasionally to remove any fat that rises to the top. Remove the bay leaves. Stir in the grated cheese and green onions. Ladle the soup in a shallow bowl. Garnish the soup with the croutons, cheese, and parsley.


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