Creamy Turnip Soup with Cheese Crisps
- SERVINGS: 4
Inspired by the traditional turnip-laden Scotch broth and the delicate young root vegetables of Arran Island, Bobby Flay developed this sweet, silky soup.
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 pound small turnips, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 4 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth, plus more for thinning the soup
- 2 tablespoons minced scallions
- 1/2 cup crème fraîche
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Cheese Crisps, for serving
- Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan until shimmering. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the turnips and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and cook until almost evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add the 4 cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to moderately low and simmer until the turnips are tender, about 25 minutes.
- Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor, then strain it through a fine sieve. Return the soup to a clean saucepan, stir in the scallions and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Whisk in the crème fraîche until fully incorporated; thin the soup with stock if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.
- Ladle the soup into shallow bowls and serve with the Cheese Crisps.