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Archive for April 5th, 2011

Creamy soup without Cream

Posted by terrepruitt on April 5, 2011

Last week one of my friends posted something on her Facebook page about green garlic.  I meant to ask her about it when I talked to her but I forgot.  Then she visited my blog and made a comment that included green garlic.  She said she had posted a recipe of green garlic and spinach soup.  She has many things that she makes that I want to try and I told her I put that on my list, well, I can cross it off.  She had me over to lunch and she made green garlic soup.

First of call green garlic is somewhat what it sounds like.  It is not GREEN so much as it is “new’ or not yet read to be mature garlic garlic.  It looks like a scallion, but it is the garlic before it starts changing into cloves and a bulb.

I was able to witness this being made and she made it look so easy.  Much easier than the recipe looked.  She made a creamy soup without any cream.  It is awesome.  I need to find my immersion blender and start using it and I too will be able to make creamy soups and sauces without cream.

She cut up the green garlic.  Sautéed it in olive oil.  She used a little bit of butter, maybe a teaspoon or two.  She cooked it until it was tender.  Then she poured in a box of stock.  I spotted the recipe and it called for vegetable stock, but as we were dining she said she used chicken.  So I am going to use whichever one I can find without Canola Oil.  🙂  Then she put in a huge bunch of spinach.  It wilted quickly then she blended it all in the pot.

It was gorgeous.  It was delicious.  It has to be nutritious because it was garlic, olive oil, spinach, and low sodium chicken stock.    Oh, she did add crème fraîche to the bottom of our bowls, but that could be left out.

I can’t wait to find my blender’s directions so I can change the blade and get to making soups.  I sure it will happen just in time as the weather changes.

If my friend happens to read this and wants to correct, add, or change anything in my notes on her recipe please do.  Also, if you are here . . . . thank you so much.  Thank you for visiting and thank you for having me over for your yummy soup and closet shopping!

Soup?  Do you make your own soup?  What is your favorite recipe?

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