Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon

Russ Myers


This American born recipe using French style ingredients, is the best, the absolute, Mother of Cold Soups.

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4 Servings


25 Min


40 Min


Stove Top


4 oz
white part of leek
4 oz
celery stalks
2 oz
butter (unsalted)
2 oz
noilly prat (dry white vermouth)
1 qt
(32 oz.) chicken stock
4 oz
russet potatoes
1/2 tsp
4 oz
alaska cold smoked salmon
3 oz
creme fraiche or sour cream*


smoked salmon
celery leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

Slice the leek and celery using the brunoise* cutting method.
Heat a saucepan on medium heat, add butter and Noilly Prat and saute the vegetables until translucent.
Incorporate the chicken stock, bring to a boil; add peeled and diced potatoes. Check seasoning (add salt if necessary) and cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.

Meanwhile slice the smoked salmon into a fine julienne.
After the cooking time, pour the soup into a blender and add creme fraiche. Blend for 1 minute.
Remove the soup into a bowl and refrigerate.
To serve: pour the soup into a soup bowl, garnish with smoked salmon and celery leaves.
*Crème fraîche is thicker, has a richer flavor, and is less tangy than sour cream.

* brunoise [broo-NWAHZ]: A French word for a culinary knife cut in which the vegetables are first julienned and then turned 90 degrees and diced again to create a small uniform dice. The mixture is then cooked slowly in butter or oil. The mixture is used to flavor soups and sauces or served as a garnish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy