*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
          Colombian Avocado Vichyssoise (Sopa De Aguacate Y Papas)
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3                    leeks -- white part only,
                         sliced thinly
    2      Medium        potatoes -- peeled and sliced
    3      Cups          vegetable or chicken stock
    1      Cup           heavy cream
                         salt and pepper to taste
    2                    avocados -- mashed
                         chopped chives or chopped cilantro
 Heat stock in a medium saucepan and add leeks and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then
reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Puree in blender, then
return to the saucepan and stir in the heavy cream. Puree avocado in blender. If
serving hot, stir in the avocado just as you're ready to serve, as heat embitters
the avocado. If serving cold, allow the stock to cool, then stir in avocado puree
and refrigerate. Serve both with minced chives or cilantro. 
 Incredibly rich and delicate as a first couse--either hot or cold--ideally before
a fish course. Serve to 6 people.
 Diane Geary
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