Print
Poached Garlic Soup
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
7 cups, 4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
7 cups, 4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion (1/4-inch dice)
  • 1 cup finely chopped leek, white part only
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (1/4-inch dice)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon grey salt
  • 1 cup diced, peeled, russet potatoes
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 to 5 cups chicken stock or canned low salt chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 cups roughly chopped spinach leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

Peel the garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the central greenish core. Put in a small pan of salted water and bring to a boil. Drain and repeat twice to remove the garlic's heat and leave only the sweetness behind.

Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat until hot. Add the onion, leek, celery, bay leaf, and a little salt to draw the water out of the onion. Cover and cook until the vegetables are soft but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add the potatoes. Add the blanched garlic and stock. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes.

Remove soup from the heat and cool to room temperature. Place cooled pot with soup in refrigerator to chill. Day of party re-heat soup over medium heat. Add the oregano, spinach, and cream and cook 1 minute to wilt the spinach. Transfer to blender and carefully blend until smooth *see note below.

*When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Holy & Hungry

9:30am | 8:30c

Extra Virgin

10am | 9c

Extra Virgin

10:30am | 9:30c

Extra Virgin

11am | 10c

Extra Virgin

11:30am | 10:30c

Taco Trip

12pm | 11c

Taco Trip

12:30pm | 11:30c

Taco Trip

1pm | 12c

Taco Trip

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here