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Creamy Cabbage Soup

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Creamy cabbage soup is yet another creamy delight for your grand dinner. Stir fried salt pork with shallots and garlic with a pinch of butter gives the mind boggling aroma. The exotic preparation with cream and sour cream combo makes a well thought out soup for your family. If you are tired of dining out here's a place to stop and make your own home restaurant.
  Minced salt pork 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Minced shallots 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Unbleached flour 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock/Beef stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Shredded savoy cabbage 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Bouquet garni/1 bay leaf 1
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Thyme sprig 1 Small
  Black peppercorns 6 , crushed
  Half and half/Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sour cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 2 , beaten
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Grated swiss cheese 1 Tablespoon

Brown salt pork in butter, remove with slotted spoon and reserve.
Add shallots and garlic to pan and saute until just golden.
Sprinkle with flour, cook, stirring, 3 minutes and gradually add stock.
Cook and stir until smooth and slightly thickened.
Add cabbage and bouquet garni, cover, bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 30 minutes.
Discard bouquet garni and puree soup.
Mix together half-and-half cream and sour cream, stir into puree and reheat.
Season with nutmeg, pepper and salt.
Beat together yolks and heavy cream, whisk in 1/2 cup soup and return to rest of soup.
Reheat without boiling; adjust seasoning with salt.
Garnish with reheated salt pork bits, parsley and Swiss cheese.

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Creamy Cabbage Soup Recipe