Slow Roasted Vidalia Onion Soup with Top Chef Star Kevin Gillespie

As someone that loves the sweet tanginess of Vidalia onions, I had no idea that they could only be grown in Georgia! I look forward to adding Vidalia onions to my summer menus every year. I totally understood that like strawberries or oranges – they have a season and that season is now here! How lucky for us, that I learned how to make a super easy and totally delicious Slow Roasted Vidalia Onion Soup with Top Chef Star Kevin Gillespie. Slow Roasted Vidalia Onion Soup with Top Chef Star Kevin Gillespie

Top Chef Star Kevin Gillespie joined me from an onion field in Georgia to open this year’s season and to teach us how to make this scrumptious soup! This soup is soooo easy to make! Check it out!

Slow Roasted Vidalia Onion Soup with Top Chef Star Kevin Gillespie

Slow Roasted Vidalia Onion Soup

By Chef Kevin Gillespie

Ingredients: 

  • 2 lg. Vidalia onions
  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 – 6 cups chicken stock (the amount depends on consistency – you want the right “spoonability”
  • juice of one lemon
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • chives for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Completely wrap each onion tightly in foil.
  3. Place onions onto cookie sheet.
  4. Roast in oven for 1 hour or until very tender.
  5. Remove from oven, and let cool to the touch.
  6. Remove onion from foil, take out root base, and squeeze onion out of its jacket directly into a blender.
  7. Add mascarpone cheese, garlic, salt, and lemon juice.
  8. Blend on high until very smooth.
  9. Transfer to a stock pot and thin with chicken stock.
  10. Warm soup over medium hear.
  11. Serve with thinly sliced chives and freshly ground black black pepper.

And here are some more Vidalia recipes that sound delicious!

Herb-Roasted Vidalia Onions 

Photo from Eating Well

Herb-Roasted Vidalia Onions  – Sometime you just want a side of sweet roasted vidalia onions – these would be the perfect side to roasted pork!

Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce

Photo from My Recipes

Vidalia Onion Barbecue Sauce – this sauce sounds divine! Sweet and tangy just tha way a BBQ sauce should be!

Straight from Georgia to your kitchen! I love Vidalai onion season and can’t wait to try these new recipes!. Thank you Kevin for sharing your Slow Roasted Vidalia Onion Soup with us. Be sure to check out more recipes at VidaliaOnion.org 

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