*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              CREAM OF SPINACH
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Usenet
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Bunch spinach, fresh
      1/4   c            Onion, minced
                         -(about 1/2 medium onion)
      1/4   c            Celery, chopped
                         -(including leaves)
    1       T            Butter
    2       T            Flour
    3       c            Chicken broth
      1/2   c            Cream
      1/4   c            Sherry
      1/4   t            Nutmeg
                         Salt, white pepper,
                         -to taste
 
   Wash spinach carefully and discard any thick stalks.
   
   Melt butter over medium heat.  Add onion and celery and saute until onion
   is translucent (about 3 minutes). Stir in flour, add salt and pepper and
   cook for 2 minutes.
   
   Add chicken stock, stirring well.  Heat until it starts to boil, stirring
   frequently.  Add spinach and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and
   allow to cool for 15 minutes.
   
   Using a food processor with steel blades, or a blender, puree the mixture
   in batches until it is smooth with dark green flecks.
   
   Return to a medium heat, taste and correct seasoning.  Stir in cream,
   sherry and nutmeg. Do not allow to boil. Serve immediately.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  Easy cream of spinach soup.  Yield:  Serves 4-6.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  15 minutes preparation, 30 minutes simmering, 15 minutes cooling.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Rod Williams
   : dual!ptsfa!ptsfc!rjw
   : r.ARPA
   
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