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Monday, March 16, 2015

Skink Soup


Honestly?  I had never heard of Skink Soup.  A little research taught me that "Skink" is an old Irish and Scottish term meaning broth.

Trust Lolly when I tell you....this may be the best soup I have ever made.  The ingredients are readily available and should be some of your pantry and refrigerator/freezer staples.  I am in love with this soup.

2 celery stalks, halved lengthwise and diced
4 small carrots, thinly sliced
1 small leek, halved lengthwise and sliced
3 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup green peas
4 small scallions, some green tops included, thinly sliced
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
4 Boston or butter letuce leaves, shredded
salt and pepper

Put the celery, carrots, and leek in a saucepan with the stock, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium, then simmer for 15 minutes, or until tender.

Add the chicken, peas and scallions.  Simmer for about 8 minutes, or until the peas are just tender.

Remove the pan from the heat.  Lightly beat the egg yolk and cream together in a small bowl and stir the mixture into the soup.  Reheat gently, stirring.

Ladle into warm bowls, add the lettuc and serve immediately.

From:  The Irish Pub Cookbook 

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