/ Cream Soups
Creamy Garlic Spinach Soup
fresh spinach bunch, stems removed
1Chop spinach coarsely; combine with chicken broth and carrots in 2-3 quart pot.
2Cook 5-10 minutes until carrots are tender and spinach has wilted; remove from heat.
3Meanwhile, 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!
4Add flour and cook, stirring constantly 5 to 10 minutes.
5Combine spinach/broth and onion/garlic mixtures in food processor or blender in small batches; puree until smooth.
6Clean pot and return soup to pot.
7Add cream, whipping cream and salt and pepper to taste.
8Heat until hot, but not boiling.
9Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and garlic croutons.