Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spinach and Artichoke Bisque

Reprinted from my guest post at Our Krazy Kitchen.

Nibble Me This Spinach & Artichoke Bisque

4 teaspoons flour
8 ounces butter
3 cups beef stock
1 stalk celery finely diced
1 1/2 ea onion diced
1/2 bunch green onion chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon thyme
2 cloves of roasted garlic
1 can artichoke hearts with juices (about 2 cups)
1 cup spinach fresh, rinsed and chopped
salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream

Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Whisk in flour over low heat and whisk constantly for 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in beef stock after that. Then add celery, onions, green onions, bay leaf, thyme and garlic. Simmer for 45 minutes.

Finely chop artichoke hearts, chop the spinach and add to the mixture, continue simmering another 30 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and then puree it in a blender, food processor, or with an immersion blender.

Add cream, wine, Tabasco, and salt & pepper to taste. Bring back just to a simmer, garnish with whatever you like (croutons, fried leeks, sour cream, etc), and serve. Pictured today garnished with fried leeks and thyme.


  1. There are those dishes I like! This looks delicious Chris and fabulous presention. Thanks for the recipe. I'm loving the flavor combos and that little dab of tobasco. Sounds perfect.

  2. Okay this is going in my keeper file!

    What a beautiful photo!

  3. Yum,yum, yum. What a beauttiful picture, I love the colors!

  4. Chris, your bisque sounds terrific! I absolutely love artichokes, but don't think I have ever had them in a soup or bisque. I definitely want to give this a try. Thanks...

  5. I think I would LOVE this! Can't wait to try it!

  6. I could totally get on board with this bisque! I've never had a soup with artichokes before and I think this sounds different and delicious. Excellent recipe:D

  7. This soup sounds perfectly delicious and I love the garnishes. Nicely done!

  8. Maybe it's my midwest, rural background, but bisques are just way too rich for me. My palate is very unsophisticated. :(

  9. my mouth is watering. I love creamy soups! Ok, I have to tag this one so I can make it....who cares that sir sportsalot doesn't like soup!!


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