Need a simple recipe for dinner tonight? Try this delectable cabbage-pear soup, courtesy of 'Top Chef' star Melissa King! Check it out below.
1 head of Napa Cabbage — shred and remove green tops
1 Onion — thinly slice
4 Cloves of garlic — thinly slice
1 Pear — peel, thinly slice
1 Slice of ginger
1 Cup of whole milk
1 Cup of water or vegetable stock
1/4 Stick of butter, unsalted
1 Tbs of canola oil
1 Tbs of kosher salt
In a hot pot add canola oil
Saute onion, garlic, and pear for 3-5 minutes on medium heat until soft (do not get any color on the vegetables)
Add shredded cabbage
Add a pinch of kosher salt, butter, cover with lid, and simmer on low heat for 30-45 minutes until the vegetables are very soft and release their natural juices
Add milk and enough stock to cover the vegetables (if needed)
Simmer for additional 10 minutes.
Transfer hot solids carefully to a blender and add enough liquid to blend into a vortex gradually starting from low speed to high speed until very smooth
Season again with kosher salt if needed
Garnishing tips: spaetzle, roasted pears, pickled currants, croutons, lemon oil
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