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Oct172016

Mill City Cooks - Sausage & Lentil Soup and Curried Potato, Apple & Leek Soup

Chef Beth Jones prepared two soups for the October 15 Mill City Cooks demo: Sausage & Lentil Soup and Curried Potato, Apple & Leek Soup.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

The Sausage & Lentil Soup starts with bacon. Per Beth, resist the temptation to stir it around - let it caramelize before disturbing it.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Once the bacon was cooked, Beth added onions, carrots, Swiss chard stems (in lieu of celery), fresh thyme and stock. To save time for the demo, Beth pre-cooked a batch of lentils for the soup.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

I was surprised to see raw sausage go in the soup, but Beth said it only takes 10-12 minutes to cook.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

For the Curried Potato, Apple & Leek Soup, Beth sauteed leeks with curry, added pre-cooked cubed potatoes (again, to save time for demo) with white wine, apples and thyme. Tip from Beth, if you're making stock, throw in some apple cores and corn cobs for extra flavor.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Next, Beth added stock, cream, salt and pepper.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Both soups were finished off with chopped Swiss chard.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

The finished Sausage & Lentil soup was displayed in a distinctive bowl created by art vendor Adam Gruetzmacher.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes from the Mill City Cooks demos are available online.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to the Wedge Community Co-op for sponsoring the Mill City Cooks demos.

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

Beth kindly toasted some baguette for a young man attending the demo.  :)

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

October 15, 2016 Mill City Farmers Market

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