Curry Cream Sauce
Clam And Mussel Chowder
In a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, pear or apple, garlic, bay leaf and thyme, and sweat until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the curry powder, turmeric, cream and stock. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.
Puree in a blender and strain the mixture. Transfer to a clean saucepot and heat. Adjust seasoning and keep warm.
Place the clams and mussels in a large pot with the garlic, shallot, thyme, bay leaf and wine. Cover and bring this to a light boil until the clams and mussels have opened. Remove from the heat. Strain the liquid into a pot and remove the clams and mussels from their shells and set aside.
Reduce the reserved liquid by about one-half. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Whisk in butter. Season with salt and white pepper and add lemon juice to taste. Add the reserved clam and mussel meat to the soup and heat. Keep warm.
Place some of the mixture of celery, carrot and potato and place on the bottom of four bowls.
Whisk the warm curry cream until it is foamy. Place some of the curry froth on top of the vegetables.
Ladle the hot soup into the bowls. Spoon a little curry foam on the soup. Serve immediately.