Heart-Healthy Garlicky Soup
Makes: 6 servings
Created by The MDM Team, Monday, January 14, 2008
Garlic lovers -- you'll be in hog heaven when you sample this gourmet soup. It's a spoonful of goodness that's sure to keep the vampires away.
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 tbsp. olive oil
3 yellow onions, peeled, thinly sliced
1 head garlic cloves, separated, smashed,
peeled, finely chopped, about 1/2 cup
4 tsp. dry powdered sage
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup of port or red wine
5 cups salt-free canned or homemade chicken stock
Warm butter and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (15 to 20 minutes). Reduce heat, add garlic, sage and sugar and continue to cook on medium-low heat, stirring, until garlic softens (5 to 8 minutes). Add port. Increase heat to high and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to deglaze pan, scraping up the flavorful bits. Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Ready in 50 min