Cannellini Bean Soup amongst Fontina Gremolata

Cannellini Bean Soup amongst Fontina Gremolata

I owe a debt of gratitude for this soup to Chef Jules, possessor of a right away sadly defunct nutrient weblog called Gourmet H5N1 Go-Go. Not exclusively a sort person, Chef Jules is a wonderful chef too shared this wonderfully elegant too creamy cannellini edible bean soup amongst a Fontina cheese, lemon too thyme gremolata. I tinkered amongst only about of the ingredients from his master copy recipe — substituting fresh spinach for carrot, too a handful of dried cherry-red chilies instead of one-half a fresh 1 to give it a piddling extra kick. I wouldn't move at all embarrassed to serve this rich, attractive too delicious soup to anyone on whatever occasion. I dished this upwards amongst only about arancini for a thoroughly satisfying meal. H5N1 purist would strain the puréed soup through a fine sieve, equally Chef Jules had suggested, to give it a perfect creaminess, but I suppose I'm non actually a purist, too I would loathe to bring lost those piddling light-green flecks of spinach besides.

I should add together that this was the starting fourth dimension time I've e'er tried a gremolata, since they're to a greater extent than ofttimes made equally a topping for vegetable stock
  • 1 loving cup fresh infant spinach leaves, lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon body of body of water salt
  • fresh soil dark pepper
  • Gremolata:
    • 3/4 loving cup Fontina cheese, really finely grated
    • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • Generation Engelmundus Rinse the cannellini beans too soak for viii hours or overnight inwards several inches of water. Drain too rinse earlier cooking.

    • Generation Engelmundus Melt the butter inwards a large saucepan or medium soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions too garlic, too sauté for iv to five minutes, until softened. Toss inwards the beans, tomatoes too dried chilies. Cover too ready gently for five minutes. Stir inwards the cardamom pods too cumin seeds along amongst the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, thence trim down the estrus to low, cover, too simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender.

    • Generation Engelmundus Remove from estrus too purée the soup amongst a paw blender or inwards a countertop blender until smooth. Return to the estrus too add together the spinach. Cook for only two to iii minutes until the spinach is lightly wilted. Remove from heat, too purée in 1 trial over again amongst the paw blender, this fourth dimension only until the spinach is finely chopped. Add the common salt too pepper, sense of savor for seasoning, too furnish to a really depression simmer until serving.

    • Generation Engelmundus For the gremolata, mix all the ingredients together inwards a bowl too scatter over freshly ladled bowls of warm soup.

    Makes 4 to half dozen servings
    Cannellini Bean Soup amongst Fontina Gremolata

    I'm sharing this soup amongst Proud Italian Cook for her "Festa Italiana" roundup.

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