Gourmet Cream Of Spinach Soup Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodDish
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Spinach1 Bunch (100 gm)
 Onion2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
 Butter3 Tablespoon
 Plain flour3 Tablespoon
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste
 Nutmeg To Taste
 Cayenne pepper To Taste
 Egg yolks2
 Cream3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
For croutons
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Bread cubes1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446 Calories from Fat 199

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.2%

Saturated Fat 13.7 g68.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 144.4 mg

Sodium 300.3 mg12.5%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%

Sugars 20.8 g

Protein 8 g15.8%

Vitamin A 70.1% Vitamin C 21.3%

Calcium 24.9% Iron 8.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Rinse the spinach leaves thoroughly and trim off the tough stems.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan, combine the spinach, 1 cup water and salt to taste together.
3) Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the leaves are wilted.
4) Drain the spinach and reserve the cooking liquid.
5) Puree the spinach in a blender or press through a sieve.
6) In a saucepan, saute the onion in butter, stirring constantly, until the onion is lightly coloured.
7) Stir in the flour, blend until smooth and cook for 2 minutes without browning.
8) Pour in the milk, stir constantly and cook until the soup begins to boil and has a slightly thick consistency.
9) Strain the soup through a fine sieve into another saucepan.
10) Then stir in the spinach puree and reserved spinach cooking liquid.
11) Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne to taste.
12) Simmer over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
13) In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks and cream together.
14) Stir gradually into the spinach soup, stirring constantly.
15) When ready to serve, stir in the chopped parsley.

FINALIZING
16) Croutons: In a pan, melt about 2 tablespoons of butter.
17) Stir in the bread cubes, stir constantly and fry until they are evenly browned.

SERVING
18) Serve the Cream of Spinach Soup hot with fried croutons, if desired.
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