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Bacon Potato Soup And Pan Seared Fish

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This Bacon and Potato Leek Soup is hearty yet elegant - the perfect first course to a special dinner made with love.
Ingredients
For the soup:
  Bacon 1⁄2 Pound, thickly cut pieces
  Leek 1 Large
  Shallots 2 Medium, chop
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), mince
  Black pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Yukon gold potatoes 2 Pound, chop
  Chicken stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Creme fraiche 8 Ounce
For skate wings
  Skate wings 200 Gram
  Asparagus 1 Pound
  Lemon zest 1 Medium
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Capers 2 Teaspoon
  Caper juice 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To prepare the soup, use the lower stem portion. Reserve the upper portion for some other use.
2. Thoroughly rinse the leek to wash away the dirt and sand.
3. Chop the leek finely and place in a bowl.
4. Finely chop the shallots and garlic and add on top of the chopped leek.
5. Season the asparagus with lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep them aside.
6. Season the skate wings by sprinkling salt and pepper.

MAKING
7. In a deep vessel, fry the bacon pieces to crisp and drain the extra oil by placing them on paper towel.
8. In the remaining bacon fat, add the vegetables.
9. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for few minutes.
10. Add potato to the vessel and pour in chicken stock.
11. Cover the vessel with a lid and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
12. In a food processor, pour in the simmering soup and blend it to a nice consistency.
13. Transfer the soup back into the vessel and add the bacon pieces.
14. Stir in cream and season the soup with salt, if required.
15. To prepare the asparagus, bake them inside the oven at 400C for 8 minutes.
16. To prepare the skate wings, take a pan to heat olive oil and butter, together.
17. Place the skate wings, by keeping the marinated portion upside down.
18. Season the top side with salt and pepper.
19. Add caper and pour in caper juice on top.
20. Turn over the wings, once the bottom portion is opaque. Cook the other side in similar way.
21. Squeeze a splash of lemon juice on top of the wings.

SERVING
21. In a platter, serve the skate wing with baked asparagus and potato leek soup on side, with your choice of wine.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
2
If you want to have a gourmet dinner at home with your loved ones, then this bacon potato soup and pan seared fish recipe will take care of it. The creamy and chunky texture and its decadent flavor will bowl you over and the zesty fish and asparagus will take care of the rest of the space in your belly. Watch this beautiful video that will enlighten your normal dinner.

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