Veloute Froid Aux Fines Herbes

Cuisine: French

Category: poultry

Servings: 6


4 cups clear chicken broth
1 tbsp. chopped basil
1 tbsp. chopped tarragon
1 tbsp. chopped chives
1 tbsp. chopped sorrel
4 cups heavy cream
8 egg yolks, beaten to blend, at room
Juice of
1 lemon
salt and pepper


Set medium bowl in a larger bowl of ice. In a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth and chopped herbs. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Place cream in a large non-aluminum saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, watching carefully so cream does not boil over. Remove. Stir stock mixture into cream. Whisk small amount of cream mixture into beaten yolks. Then gradually whisk yolks into larger cream mixture. Place soup over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until thickened, whisking slowly but constantly. Immediately pour soup into bowl set over ice. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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