Broccoli Di Rape and Garlic Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare garlic broth (can be made ahead and frozen if desired):
  • Cut the garlic cloves in half lengthwise and, if necessary, remove the green germ growing through the center.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over low heat.
  • Stir in the garlic cloves and cook, stirring often, until the outside of the garlic is translucent and cloves are soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Don't let the garlic brown.
  • Pour in 9 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
  • The garlic will be very tender.
  • To make the soup:
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the garlic broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the pasta and boil for 6 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli di rape and return to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer until the broccoli di rape is tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice to taste.
  • Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper, if necessary.
  • Pass grated cheese at the table.
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