Whatcha Got Cooking?
In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
This recipe comes from the Chateau Ste. MIchelle winery. It would pair nicely with any of their rieslings ($9.99 at Cool Springs Wines & Spirits).
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 leeks, white part, finely chopped
12 oz beets, peeled and chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt & pepper, to taste
3-4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
White wine vinegar, to taste
Horseradish cream, recipe follows
1. Place soup pot over medium heat; put in butter. When butter is frothy, stir in onion, garlic, leek and beets. Season with thyme, bay leaf and a pinch of salt; saute until vegetables begin to soften. Increase heat to high and add stock; bring to a boil. Decrease heat and simmer until vegetables are tender.
2. In batches, puree soup in blender. Transfer to clean soup pot. Bring to a boil over high heat; season to taste with salt, pepper and vinegar. Serve with horseradish cream.