Lettuce Soup

Don't get lettuce fatigue! Use up all your extras with this fantastic recipe!

  • 1 cup chopped onions, scallions, and/or shallots

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3/4 cup diced (1/3 inch) peeled potato

  • 8 cups coarsely chopped lettuce leaves including ribs (3/4 lb)

  • 3 cups water

Cook onion mixture and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add coriander, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in potato, lettuce, and water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until potato is very tender, about 10 minutes.

Purée soup in batches in a blender (use caution when blending hot liquids) and transfer to a 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Bring soup to a simmer, then whisk in remaining tablespoon butter and salt and pepper to taste.

Thanks to epicurious for this recipe!


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