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- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, mashed
- 1 cup spinach, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 1⁄2 cups chicken stock, warm
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- black pepper
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 lemons, juice of (optional)
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream (optional)
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, grilled (optional)
- In a casserole, heat butter and oil. Cook onion and garlic 3 to 4 minutes at medium heat.
- Add spinach and stir well. Sprinkle with flour and keep cooking 1 minute while stirring.
- Add chicken stock. Bring to boil. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat and let simmer about 20 minutes, until thickness.
- Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Puree in a blender until homogeneous.
- Put back in the casserole. Add milk, pepper and nutmeg. Let boil 2 to 3 minutes to reheat.
- Pour in soup bowls. Sprinkle each serving with a few drops of lemon juice, then with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream by forming a spiral. Sprinkle with almonds.
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Delicious. I didn't use any of the options and enjoyed it very much. I used roasted garlic puree and while the flavor was very nice I didn't like the little spots in the soup, I would have preferred small chunks of garlic (just thought I'd mention that in case someone else thought of using the puree). I will be making this again as I almost always have these ingredients at hand. Made for Photo Tag,
As a spinach-lover, I was readily drawn to this recipe, and as a spinach-lover I took heed of what 2Bleu (Birdy&Buddha) had said about tripling the spinach! I added two cups of baby spinach leaves instead of the one cup specified and after pureeing the soup with a stick blender in step 5, I added 2 packets of frozen spinach, thawed. I also used 3 cloves of garlic; I exercise little restraint when it comes to garlic! And I used creamy Greek yoghurt instead of cream. Loved the nutmeg, lemon and almonds! Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders 2008, and it was certainly a hit with all those whom I served this to. A truly wonderful recipe which I know I'll be making again! Thanks for sharing it, Boomette.
Made as directed using fresh spinach and skipping the use of a blender as it looked so beautiful as is. This is a wonderfully delicious soup and the only change I would make would be to triple the amount of spinach as there was not much of it, and I was fighting to get more spinach taste on my palate.
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