Romaine & Roasted Garlic Soup

Romaine & Roasted Garlic Soup
Romaine & Roasted Garlic Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    TBSP butter

  • 2

    red onions, diced

  • 1/4

    lb (125g) side bacon, preferably double smoked, diced

  • 1/2

    tsp dried thyme

  • 12

    cloves roasted garlic

  • 3

    TBSP flour

  • 1/2

    cup white wine

  • 8

    cups chicken stock

  • 1

    large head romaine lettuce, washed & chopped

  • 2

    TBSP chopped fresh basil

  • salt & pepper

  • pinch of cayenne

Directions

- Add onions, bacon, thyme and roasted garlic to butter in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. - Stir in flour and reduce heat to low. Cook 10 mins stirring, then add wine and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. -Add romaine lettuce and basil. (For a very thick soup, use 1 1/2- 2 heads of lettuce) Simmer 5 mins. Puree soup in blender. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Return mixture to saucepan, heat through. Makes 8 cups when made with 12 cups lightly packed lettuce.

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