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Cabbage Soup With Apples And Thyme

Thyme really shines in this soup; sauteed apples are an interesting sweet garnish.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlButter
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
8 cups 1896mlThinly-sliced cored green cabbage
  = (abt 1/2 large head)
1   Onion - chopped (large)
8   Fresh thyme sprigs (large)
6 cups 1422mlLow-salt chicken broth
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1 1/4 lbs 567g / 20ozGolden Delicious apples - peeled, cored,
  And cut into 1/2" cubes
  Chopped fresh thyme - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Melt 1 tablespoon butter with oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add cabbage and onion; saute until vegetables wilt and brown, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Add 8 thyme sprigs and saute 1 minute longer. Add broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Soup can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm before serving.)

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and saute until brown and tender, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove thyme sprigs from soup. Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with apples and chopped fresh thyme and serve.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

Bon Appetit, November 2002


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