Zucchini Vichyssoise

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 5 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts (4 to 8 leeks)
  • 4 cups chopped unpeeled white boiling potatoes (8 small)
  • 3 cups chopped zucchini (2 zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 quarts Homemade Chicken Stock, recipe follows, or canned broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Fresh chives or julienned zucchini, for garnish
Directions

Heat the butter and oil in a large stockpot, add the leeks, and saute over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, zucchini, chicken stock, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil; then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Cool for a few minutes and then process through a food mill fitted with the medium disc. Add the cream and season to taste. Serve either cold or hot, garnished with chopped chives and/or zucchini.


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