Cream of Fennel Soup (Fennel Vichyssoise)
A great soup. Healthy (despite the cream) and refreshing! For a South American flair, serve with popcorn. Throw it into your soup and like you would croutons. Serve hot or cold. The addition of finely diced fennel fronds dresses up the presentation.
Substitute veal broth for the chicken broth if preferred.
Substitute absinthe for the Pernod(R) if desired.
You can puree the soup, in batches, in a food processor, instead of using an immersion blender.