1 (1/2 lb)
fennel bulb, trimmed and cut lengthwise into julienne strips
( about 1 1/2 cups)
fennel leaves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons
fresh lemon juice
- In a large heavy saucepan cook the julienned fennel and the shallots in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring occassionally, for 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer the mixture, covered for 15 minutes or until the fennel is just tender but not soft, and remove the pan from the heat.
- In a heatproof bowl whisk together the lemon juice and the yolks. Whisk 1 cup of the soup liquid, a little at a time, into the yolk mixture. Add yolk mixture to the soup, whisking.
- Return soup to the stove and reheat over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Stir in the minced fennel leaves just prior to serving.