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Creamy Leek Soup And Skate Wings With Capers And Asparagus

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A quick dinner
Ingredients
  Bacon 1⁄3 Pound, thick cut
  Leek 1 Large
  Shallot 2 Medium
  Garlic cloves 4
  Chicken stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Yukon gold potato 2 Pound
  Creme fraiche/Sour cream 8 Ounce
  Skate wings 10 Ounce
  Asparagus 1 Pound
  Lemon rind grated To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Caper 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Creamy Leek and bacon soup

GETTING READY
1. Cut bacon into equal sized fingers.
2. Coarsely chop, shallot, leek stem, garlic and potatoes.
3. Cover a plate with paper towel.

MAKING
4. In a pan, saute the bacon until crisp and brown, transfer to the plate covered with paper towel.
5. In the same skillet, add leek, shallot and garlic, sprinkle black pepper, saute for 1 minute, add potatoes and add chicken stock. Put the lid on and cook for 30 minutes.
6. Using an electric hand blender, blend the soup and add bacon, creme fraiche and salt, stir well.

SERVING
7. Recipe follows.

Skate wings
GETTING READY
1. Pre-heat the oven at 400F.
2. Trim asparagus.

MAKING
3. In an oven proof tray, arrange asparagus, sprinkle lemon rind, olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 400F for 8 minutes.
4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the skate wings.
5. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter, carefully place the skate wings, add caper. Flip when it turns opaque form one side, splash lemon juice.

SERVING
6. Plate along with roasted asparagus and your favorite wine.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Drink: 
Alcohol
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
This came together while looking to see what I had available without having to go to the market...
The chef is celebrating an occasion with her friends and she is going to prepare an awesome dinner with Creamy Leek Soup and Skate Wings with Capers and Asparagus. Both the recipes sound like it would take hours in the kitchen but it is stunningly simple and easy to cook. Watch the video to see how a simple dish is made delicious and served like a gourmet dish. Skate wings are super delicious with capers, a must try for everyone.

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