Fennel Bisque with Aged Goat Cheese Toast

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Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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I am a firm believer in the idea that with good caramelization you can extract incredible flavor from very simple ingredients. I believe that this recipe illustrates that point perfectly.


  • 57 grams (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 680 grams (


Prepare your mise en place.

Place the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until it reaches the nut brown (noisette) stage. Add the fennel and onion and cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are golden and caramelized. Do not let them get too dark.