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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 76.5
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.1 mg
  • Sodium: 634.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Marmalade's White Bean Soup

Submitted by: NHARSANYI

Introduction

Revamped version of San Juan PR's Marmalade Restaurant's famous white bean soup. The original recipe is so requested that the restaurant hands out copies of the recipe with dinner! Even with the lower stats, this soup is incredible! You could leave out the butter, but I don't think that replacing the bacon with turkey bacon would work well. Revamped version of San Juan PR's Marmalade Restaurant's famous white bean soup. The original recipe is so requested that the restaurant hands out copies of the recipe with dinner! Even with the lower stats, this soup is incredible! You could leave out the butter, but I don't think that replacing the bacon with turkey bacon would work well.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1 lb. bag of dried navy beans, soaked in water for 24 hours
    6-7 slices of smoked bacon
    1 stalk of celery, chopped
    1 small white or yellow onion, minced
    5 cloves garlic, peeled and whole
    2 stems fresh thyme
    8 cups chicken stock
    1/8 lb. butter
    1 cup fat free half and half
    Salt & pepper to taste

    1/2 cup thinly sliced chives
    4 tbsp. black truffle oil
    1/4 cup bacon dust

Directions

Notes:

•Although the recipe calls for navy beans, cannellini beans also work well.
•I've found that the fat is most easily rendered by cooking the bacon in batches in the microwave. A microwave bacon tray with a ridged bottom collects the fat, which can then be easily transferred.
•The original recipe assumes that you will leave bacon grease in the pot after cooking the veggies; I strain the veggies out of the skillet and put them into a stockpot sans bacon grease
•A very gentle simmer is indicated by only a few small bubbles sporadically rising to the top, similar to bubbles in a glass of champagne.


Caloric information includes bacon dust but not truffle oil.




Cook the bacon in a microwave or oven until very crispy. Reserve the fat.

Chop the bacon finely using a knife or food processor, and reserve for garnish.

Gently cook the celery and onion under medium heat in the rendered bacon fat for 6-10 minutes, stirring constantly making sure not to brown.

When onions are translucent, add the soaked beans (drained from water), thyme, garlic, butter, cream and chicken stock. Bring this mixture to a boil, and reduce to a very gentle simmer for 1 1/2 hours while covering the pot with a lid, stirring occasionally.

When the beans are tender and begin to split, remove from heat for 1 hour to slightly cool.

After 1 hour, remove the beans and other solid ingredients (celery, onions, garlic) from the pot, reserving the liquid. Place the solid mixture into a food processor or, preferably, a blender, and slowly add the liquid back into the solid mixture while pureeing to a velvety texture.

*Note: You might find that the desired consistency is achieved without using all of the reserved liquid. Slowly add the liquid mixture to the solid mixture in the blender, pureeing to combine, until a velvety texture and a creamy, but not extremely thick, consistency are achieved.

Adjust salt & pepper.

Garnish with chives or scallions, truffle oil, & bacon dust.

Yields about 4 quarts of soup, or 16 1-cup servings.


Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NHARSANYI.






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  • I had the chance to go to Marmalade myself, and the owner did tell us that truffles do make a difference, but that they're so expensive most people will have to get by by using truffle oil. We did when we recreated the recipe at home, and it tasted great. Be careful with salty ingredients, though - 1/12/11

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  • I won't rate until I try it. But a question: How important to the recipe's success is the black truffle oil? That ingredient is a bit spendy for this girl. Is there an alternative that will still give a similar taste without having to buy extremely high priced specialty oil? - 1/8/11

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  • This recipe is awesome!!! I went to Marmalade last week by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. The Chef actually came by the table and spoke with me and my wife. This soup blew my mind! I would have never have thought that a bean soup would be so explosive. - 12/21/10

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  • looks good have a blood pressure problem would leave out bacon like non fat half and half - 10/27/09

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