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Garlic And Saffron Soup

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

5 tablespoons 75mlOlive oil
2 cups 474mlTrimmed sourdough bread cubes
4 cups 948mlGarlic cloves - quartered (large)
1/3 cup 78mlDry white wine
4 cups 948mlCanned low-salt chicken broth
2   Saffron threads - (generous)
  Salt - to taste
8   French bread baguette, 1/2" thick
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozGrated Manchego or Monterey Jack Cheese
  Minced fresh chives or green onion tops
  Saffron threads

Recipe Instructions

Heat 4 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and garlic and saute until bread is light golden, about 4 minutes. Add wine, then broth and saffron; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes. Puree soup in blender. Return soup to saucepan. Season with salt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange French bread slices on cookie sheet. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Bake until lightly toasted, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over croutons. Transfer cookie sheet to broiler; broil croutons until cheese melts.

Place 2 croutons in each bowl. Bring soup to simmer. Ladle over croutons. Sprinkle with chives and a few saffron threads and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Bon Appetit, March 1991


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