Introduction: Roasted Garlic Soup

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Ahhhh, the time of year when everyone around seems to be sniffling and sneezing. Unfortunately, my husband is currently one of these people. In an attempt to take care of him without getting too close to catch his sickness I decided to make him garlic soup. Since garlic is oh so tasty and a natural antibiotic it was a match made in heaven.

He was thankful for the steaming bowl of soup that cleared his sinuses and loved the soup as much as I did.

Step 1: Chicken Stock

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Every great soup starts with a great base. In this case homemade chicken stock. You can substitute store bought stock if you prefer but if you have the time and resources you should really make your own. You won't regret the extra effort. Especially when you warm the whole house with the savory aroma of roasted chicken and vegetables and taste the difference in the end product.

Homemade Chicken Stock
4 chicken thighs - bone in (very important)
6 cloves garlic
1 onion, sliced
4 large carrots, quartered
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add all ingredients to an appropriately sized roasting pan making sure fat side of chicken is up. Salt and pepper generously.

Bake 45-60 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

Remove pan from oven and let chicken cool until you can pull all of the meat off the bone. Reserve for a later meal.

Add all chicken bones, fat and veggies to a large stock pot and fill with one quart of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 45 minutes.

Using a large fine mesh colander strain liquid into a large bowl and set aside.

Eat the carrots because you can't resist and discard the rest.

Step 2: Roast Garlic

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Cut the top off of one head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and place in a garlic roaster.

Roast 45-60 minutes or until garlic is tender.

Let cool then squeeze out the garlic into a small bowl. Set aside.

***If you don't have a garlic roaster wrap the garlic loosely in aluminum foil instead. You will get the same result.

***Instead of having the oven on twice you can roast the garlic at the same time as the chicken if you are making stock.

Step 3: Make Soup

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Roasted Garlic Soup
1 head garlic, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, diced
2 T. olive oil
1 head roasted garlic
1 quart chicken stock
1/3 c. milk
1 small potato, peeled and diced
2 oz. cream cheese
2 T. butter
salt and pepper

Garnish - optional
scallions, thinly sliced
parmesan cheese, shredded
croutons

In a large soup pot sauté garlic and onion with olive oil until translucent over medium-high heat. Add in roasted garlic, chicken stock, milk, cream cheese and potato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Continue simmering 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Using an immersion blender blend the soup until smooth. Return to low heat. Add butter and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot and garnish with scallions, cheese and croutons if desired.

Comments

dwiltshire1 (author)2014-04-11

nice one

straycatmeow (author)2013-03-06

I'm not a big fan of soups, but this sounds delicious. I'm going to give this a try this weekend but substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth

wold630 (author)straycatmeow2013-03-07

Let me know how it turns out! I really love it.

chefsea (author)2013-01-06

Congratulations and great knife work!

wold630 (author)chefsea2013-01-06

Hey, thanks!

wold630 (author)2013-01-06

Thanks!

Nemesis201077 (author)2013-01-05

Well done on your win, I'll have to up my game with talent like this around to compete against :-)
I hope we'll see some nice one pot dishes with your new le Crueset cookware

wold630 (author)Nemesis2010772013-01-06

Thank you.

WUVIE (author)2013-01-04

Whooo hooo! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE!
Fabulous, fabulous!

wold630 (author)WUVIE2013-01-05

Thank you! It's my first 'grand' prize - I'm very excited and honored!

WUVIE (author)2012-12-15

Wow, this looks fabulous! LOVE the shot with the thermometer!
Good luck!

wold630 (author)WUVIE2012-12-16

Thank you.

Goblinmoon (author)2012-12-13

One of my favorite soups for when I'm sick is a garlic chicken broth flavored with lemon grass. I really want to try your recipe, and then do it with some of the lemon grass. I bet it will be awesome!

wold630 (author)Goblinmoon2012-12-14

I like the idea of lemongrass. That would compliment this soup nicely.

wold630 (author)2012-12-14

Yes!

General Zod (author)2012-12-13

Awesome......just plain awesome.

wold630 (author)General Zod2012-12-14

That says it all!

Susan Cirigliano (author)2012-12-13

that looks so god I cant wait to try it!
Thanks for posting!

wold630 (author)Susan Cirigliano2012-12-14

Thank you. Let me know what you think if you make it!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-12-12

That sounds so good and very garlicy!

wold630 (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-12-14

It is both! :)

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