Dutch mustard soup

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Just think — the mustard soup!

Dutch mustard soup

I recently spent a wonderful spring break in the Netherlands, and the country that I liked extremely. The food there was very tasty, but, for example, about French fries with mayonnaise on the horizon and big plump pancakes I had heard and «tuning» them.

But the mustard soup was a pleasant surprise. I tried it in a rather elegant Museum café and I liked it: unusual, but thin, juicy and elegant. The combination of flavors smoked salmon, mustard and shnit Luka was very harmonious.

At first I thought it was a dish of the so-called international cooking «new wave», but the waiter said that the soup is traditionally Dutch. It is called simply «mosterdsoep», i.e. «mustard soup.» Then I searched about this dish, the information on the Internet, and found that, in addition to versions with fish, there is a simple option, without any additives, and the option of bacon.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp butter

2 bulbs shallot or half a medium regular onion

2 tbsp flour

1 l chicken or vegetable stock

1 tbsp smooth mustard

3 tbsp mustard «seeds»

150 g smoked salmon

120 g of crème fraîche (you can substitute heavy cream, but less sour, more neutral taste)

salt and ground black pepper to taste

a few sprigs of chives

Dutch mustard soup Grind onions as fine as possible.

Grind onions as fine as possible In pot over medium heat melt the butter. Throw the onion and stir frequently until tender. It will take about three minutes. Dutch mustard soup Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for two minutes.

Dutch mustard soup

Add the broth, stirring the soup vigorously with a whisk to avoid lumps. Increase the fire and bring the soup to a boil.

Dutch mustard soup Add both types of mustard, stir, reduce heat to medium-small and cook 5 minutes.

Dutch mustard soup Smoked salmon cut in small pieces.

Dutch mustard soup Add it to the soup, stir. Try and add salt to taste and pepper.

Dutch mustard soup Creme fraiche in a bowl mix about a half Cup of hot soup and add this mixture back into the soup. Warmed up a couple of minutes and remove from heat.

Dutch mustard soup Chives finely chop.

Dutch mustard soup Serve soup with fresh bread with a crispy crust that you can spread with butter. When serving, sprinkle soup with chives.

Dutch mustard soup Eet Smakelijk!

Dutch mustard soup And here is the soup that I liked in the Netherlands. Mine turned out to taste very similar!

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