Recipe: Onion and Porter Soup
This recipe features local produce from 9 Bean Rows Farm, Birch Point Farm and locally produced products from Right Brain Brewery, Leelanau Lavender and Farm Country Cheese House.
IngredientsFarm fresh local red onions
Farm fresh local white onions
Farm fresh local shallots
Farm fresh local red potatoes
Homemade green onion infused olive oil (recipe link)
Local lavender chef's finishing essence
Farm fresh local dried bay leaves
Local pepper jack cheese
Farm fresh local chives
Mediterranean cyprus white flake salt
DirectionsSlice three red onions, three white onions and three shallots. Add onions and shallots to a large metal stock pot with two tablespoons green onion infused olive oil and sauté until caramelized.
Slice six small red potatoes. Slowly add 12 ounces porter to onions, simmer and reduce liquid in half. Add potatoes, six cups water, two dried bay leaves, one tablespoon lavender chef's finishing essence and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook covered on low for 20 minutes.
Mince chives. Grate cheese. Remove soup from stove and remove bay leaves from soup. Serve soup topped with a tablespoon of grated cheese, a half teaspoon of chives and flake salt to taste.