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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The final bowl~

Most of you know that a group of friends from Slow Travel have become known across the web as the Sunday Slow Soupers. We have been posting soup recipes for 22 weeks now. This is our final bowl.

This is Ida's choice~ here is her recipe.
Cream of Artichoke Soup

3 Tbs butter
4Tbs minced shallots
1 1/2 Tbs flour
3 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 cans artichokes (drained)
1 cup half & half
Melt butter in a skillet over med heat, allowing to brown just lightly. Add shallots and saute briefly till softened. Stir in flour and cook 2-3 min.
Heat stock in a 2qt saucepan. Add flour mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 3-5 min.
Puree artichokes in a food processor. Add thickened chicken stock and half &half. Blend about 30 seconds.
Season with salt & pepper. Serve hot or cold. I serve it hot.
Can be made ahead and refrigerated.
I have had artichoke soup many times, but had never thought to make it myself. It can't get any easier than this! Canned artichokes and cream with a few shallots and broth. The soup was yummy but it did have a flavor of canned artichokes... next time I will grab a bag of frozen artichokes instead.

We had it with a pizza margherita. It won't be long now, and we'll be having a meal like this at the villa in Montisi!!
I will post a round up of all the Sunday Slow Soups tomorrow.

Y'all enjoy!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The soup looks delish and so does the pizza!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Ohhh I will surely be lookin' and savin' some recipes.


Sandy said...

Oh yummy! That soup looks so good and the pizza - what a great combo.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Doodles said...

I never thought to make this soup but like you have had it when eating out.
Would it have helped maybe to rinse the canned artichokes?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pat~ they were great together
Francie~ you can always find the recipes on my side bar.
Sandy~ we do pizza almost once a week. It is to quick and easy.
Doodles~ I did drain and rinse the artichokes. It is possible that they had been sitting on the shelf at the piggly wiggly for a while... there must not be much a demand for $4 cans of artichokes.

lululu said...

i didnt know we could make soup with artichoke. i lovvvvvvvvvvvvw artichoke, gotta try it.

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