I was looking for a cream of tomato soup and came up with this variation on a vegetable soup I recently found. It is very tasty, and the chili gives it just that little bit of extra zing. Yummm.
(The quantities given yield 2 large portions that can make a meal in themselves. As a starter, you could get 4 smaller portions.)
I was making crepes for lunch and wanted some meety filling for the first course - it wouldn't have been a proper lunch if we'd just had crepes with Nutella! So I came up with this, and it was very tasty - and my fiance loved it too!! Make your crepes the usual way (I used the wonderful recipe #18410), and try this... you won't regret it!
Although the recipe seems a bit long, don't let this scare you. I made the crepe batter first, then cooked the beef up to stage 4, and just let it simmer while I was making the crepes. Everything was on the table in about 40 mins.
This is a typical Lyonnais starter, served in most restaurants in Lyons. Much easier to make than it looks when you see it in the restaurant, and truly exquisite!!
The quantities for the vinaigrette are only for orientation, just stick to the right proportions and make as much as you really need. (I like my salad to be quite drenched in the vinaigrette, for instance, so I always make a little bit more of it to be sure).