26 October 2009

Recipe: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion at Epcot serves this delicious and very popular soup. Le Cellier is an extremely popular restaurant that is one of the most difficult to get an Advanced Dining Reservation for. This dining experience is inspired by the wine cellers in the chateau-style hotels. Can't get in to try it... no worries you can order this to go.

Recipe
½ lb. bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into ¼ inch pieces
3 celery ribs, cut into ¼ inch pieces
4 tbs. butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. chicken stock
4 c. milk
¾ lb. grated white cheddar cheese
1 tbs. Tabasco sauce
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
½ c. warm beer
Chopped scallions or chives, for garnish

1. In a 4-5 quart Dutch oven, cook the bacon, stirring over medium heat about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned

2. Add the red onion, celery, and butter, and saute until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes over medium heat. Whisk in the chicken stock and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add the milk and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Do not boil after you add the milk.

5. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until the cheese is melted and the soup is smooth. Stir in warm beer. If the soup is too thick, add some warm milk.

6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped scallions or chives.


6 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful - and fairly easy to prepare. Haven't had it at Le Cellier, but may still try it at home.

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  2. I tried this for Christmas last year and it was gone in a flash. I'll be making it again very soon!

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  3. I am going to make this next weekend!! Cannot wait!

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  4. I'm making this for dinner tomorrow night. We have never been able to get ADR at Le Cellier, so I am anxious to try this recipe. Hoping we can get one on our trip in November. Wish we had some pretzel bread to go with it. :)

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  5. We actually got a reservation last year when we went to WDW, we booked it 6 months in advance to get in though. I had this soup it was great. Thanks for the recipe..

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