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                         CREAMY GARLIC SPINACH SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Garlic                           Soups
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lg           Bunch spinach, remove stalks
    4       c            Chicken broth
    2       lg           Carrots, grated
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    8                    Cloves fresh garlic, minced
      1/2   c            Butter
      1/4   c            Flour
      1/2   c            Light cream
      1/2   c            Whipping cream
                         Salt and pepper to taste
                         Garlic croutons
 
   Chop spinach coarsely.  combine with chicken broth and carrots in 2 to 3
   quart pot.  Cook 5 - 10 minutes until carrots are tender and spinach
   wilted.  remove from heat.  Meanwhile, saute onion and garlic very gently
   over low to medium heat in butter, about 20 to 30 minutes.  Onions should
   be very tender and translucent, but garlic should not be browned!  Add
   flour and cook, stirring constantly 5 to 10 minutes.  Combine
   spinach/broth and onion/garlic mixtures in food processor or blender in
   small batches.  Puree until smooth.  Clean pot and return soup to pot.
   Add cream, whipping cream and salt and pepper to taste.  Heat until hot,
   but not boiling.  Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and garlic croutons.
  
 
 
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