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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chilled Lamb's Lettuce Consommé


Good to know: Lose wieght with lamb's lettuce
Lamb's lettuce is very low in calories: only 14 per 100 g. Take advantage of it in your low-cal menus! Try this great lettuce soup recipe...nice for your health!

Ingredients for 4 servings
- 200 g (7 oz.) Mache (Lamb's Lettuce)
- 2 zucchini
- 2 carrots
- 4 mint leaves
- 50 (3 tbsp.) unsalted butter
- 500 ml (2 cups) water
- Fine salt
Method
  1. Peel the zucchini, then cut into small cubes. Sauté the shallots and zucchini in butter. Add the water and salt; cook gently.
  2. At the end of the cooking time, add the lamb's lettuce and cook just 5 minutes longer.
    Purée in a blender. Correct the seasoning; chill.
  3. Serve the consommé well-chilled in transparent glasses and garnish with little carrot sticks, lamb's lettuce and/or mint leaves.
This lettuce soup recipe is ready to serve....great !

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