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                            GARLIC-BROCCOLI SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Garlic                           Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   12                    Garlic clove
    1       bn           Broccoli
    4       tb           Butter, sweet
    3       tb           Flour
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Black pepper
    2       c            Milk
                         Half-and half -- as needed
                         Hungarian sweet paprika
   Drop unpeeled garlic cloves into boiling water for one
   minute (30 seconds for small cloves); remove from
   water, peel, and mince.  Cut broccoli into buds and
   stems, discarding woody portions.  Cook in boiling
   water until tender; remove and drain.  Melt butter in
   2-quart saucepan. When butter starts to bubble, add
   garlic, stirring rapidly for a few seconds. Quickly
   add flour, salt, and pepper.  Stir constantly for one
   minute. Add milk and broth, stirring briskly with a
   wire whisk until sauce is thickened. In a blender or
   food processor, puree broccoli with a little sauce,
   adding remaining sauce until all of broccoli is
   blended. Correct seasonings to taste and thin with
   half-and- half to the desired consistency. Serve
   sprinkled with Hungarian sweet paprika.
         NOTE:  This rich and creamy soup has excellent
   garlic flavor. It is better the second day and may be
   served cold as well as hot. Add a little half-and-half
   the next day just before serving.
         [ The Garlic Lovers' Cookbook, Vol II; Celestial
   Arts; 1985 ]
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