Warm Blueberry Bisque – We Heart Local BC

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Warm Blueberry Bisque

Recipe and photo courtesy of BC Blueberry Council

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) Oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Finely chopped shallots 
  • 4 cups (1 L) Frozen BC Blueberries (or fresh)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) Fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) Ground allspice
  • Salt to-taste
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) Half-and-half
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Crème fraiche or sour cream 
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) Finely chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. In 4-quart (4 L) saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add shallots, cook until translucent.
  3. Add blueberries, broth, nutmeg and allspice; cook over medium heat until blueberries soften and begin to burst, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly then blend until smooth; press through a fine sieve; discard solids.
  5. Return blueberry mixture to pan and whisk in half-and-half. Simmer, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  7. In a small bowl, mix crème fraiche and chives.
  8. Spoon bisque into 8 soup bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons (25 mL) chive-crème fraiche. 

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