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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro: Recipe for "Chicken 'n Biscuits"

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 6:00 AM

This is part three of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro. Read part one, a profile of Lewis, here. Read part two, a Q&A with Lewis, here.


"Seeing as how we are a comfort-food restaurant, I thought the 'Chicken 'n Biscuits' may be a fun one for the at-home cook," says Rick Lewis, chef of Quincy Street Bistro (6931 Gravois Avenue; 314-353-1588).

"Plus, it is purdy tasty."

Having sampled the soup and biscuit during my recent review visits, I can confirm Lewis' opinion. This is a delicious soup, and the biscuits make for a perfect pairing -- or you can just eat them by yourself. All alone. At one sitting. Or maybe that's just me.

See Also: - Chef's Choice: Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro, Part 1 - Chef's Choice: Rick Lewis of Quincy Street Bistro, Part 2 - Ian Froeb's RFT Review of Quincy Street Bistro (2013)

Chicken Soup

11 ounces butter 11 ounces flour 1.5 gallons chicken stock 1 3-4 lb. chicken 6 carrots, cut into coins 2 onions, medium dice 1 head celery, chopped 1 tsp minced garlic 2 bay leaves 1 thyme sprig 1 bunch parsley, chopped ¼ tsp black pepper

1. Simmer chicken in stock till tender. Strain off stock and reserve.

2. Pick through the chicken, reserving only the meat and discarding any bones, cartilage or skin.

3. In a large stock pot, melt butter and flour together and whisk over medium heat till toasty and golden. Slowly add the stock, whisking till the soup thickens.

4. Add chicken, vegetables, herbs, pepper and salt and simmer till vegetables are tender.

Page through to read the recipe for Quincy Street Bistro's biscuits.

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