Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Comforting Spinach Soup

There is a cool breeze in the air. Actually the weather is kind of crazy in Calcutta. During the day-time it is still hot but thankfully not humid but come night and its beautifully cool. Its the perfect time for all things soupy. And so I look in my refrigerator and what do i find? A bunch of fresh Spinach leaves. Oooh I was immediately thinking of a smooth glossy Spinach delight.

All that it requires

1 bunch of fresh Spinach leaves
A few cloves of garlic , I would say about 5 to 6 of them
3 cups of homemade chicken stock
Peppercorn which is freshly ground as per taste
Pinch of nutmeg
Salt as per taste
Olive oil or butter
A bit of parsley (the fresher the better)

This one actually requires the least bit of time. Soak your leaves after chopping off the stalk in a bowl of water to get rid of all hidden dirt. In the meantime chop 2 onions, press the cloves of garlci with the back of your knife and ground your pepper.

Saute the garlic , onions , pepper (there is something about the taste of sauteed pepper) and add the spinach , cover and let it be for 7 minutes or 10 minutes, add your chicken stock, salt, be careful because the stock has some salt in it as well. Add the nutmeg and bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool it and blend bend blend . You are done. Its a healthy meal along with some wholewheat bread. You can add a bit of butter in the end.

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