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11.22.2010

Bang!


Kiriel, of The Papillon Pantry, nailed it again! This pineapple bleu cheese soup is fantastic and totally 'fall-like', a perfect blend of sweet and savory. Like a liquid version of my bleu cheese and pear puffs with balsamic reduction syrup (recipe to come...one of these days).

I used my much loved Maytag Blue Cheese (mmmm Maytag Burgers) - that fuzzi-mom and I picked up at the Winter Farmer's Market - but I think it might have been a touch too strong. Next time I'll look for something a little less sharply flavored. Otherwise, the soup was smooth and flavorful. Kudos to Kiriel!


Pineapple and blue cheese soup
Re-post of Original Recipe by Kiriel of The Papillon Pantry

2 small onions
30g butter
60g blue cheese
480g pineapple (I was in a pinch so used drained pineapple in natural syrup)
2 cups chicken stock

Dice the onions finely and sweat in the butter until they go clear. Chop the pineapple into pieces (if using fresh pineapple make sure you remove the hard core) and add to the butter. Sweat until the pineapple has absorbed the butter and softened.

Blend the pineapple in a food processor or blender. Add the chicken stock and return to the pan. Simmer for about half an hour to give the pineapple more time to soften. Crumble in the blue cheese and remove from the heat. Stir to blend the cheese in but don't over stir - you want to discover lovely little nuggets of cheese as you eat.

4 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It definitely sounds appealing! A lovely soup and combo I'm sure. Great to see you posting recipes again!

Cheers,

Rosa

rai said...

rosa - thanks! feels good to be posting again. wait til the thanksgiving post this week. there are two kinds of pie in the works. ;)

did you see? i found macarons in iowa!!! hope you are doing well.
big hugs.

boiled sweets said...

Nice recipe! From your enthusiasm in writing this post this soup must really be that delicious. :) I wanna try to make it because it looks so simple to make. I have a fave brand of blue cheese and that's what I'm going to use. :)

rai said...

thanks boiled sweets. let me know how it works out for you. kiriel's soups are always fantastic! the blackcurrent millions on your site seem awesome. currant is not a popular flavor in the US unfortunately. :(