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Low Fat Creamy Leek And Artichoke Soup

THERE IS NOTHING BETTER ON A RAINING DAY TO WARM YOU UP THAN A LARGE BOWL OF CREAMY ARTICHOKE AND LEEK SOUP. THIS DELICIOUS AND EASY TO MAKE RECIPE IS VERY VERSATILE...CAN BE EATEN ALONE WITH LOTS OF GARLIC SOUR DOUGH BREAD OR GOES WELL WITH SMOKE WILD SOCKEYE SALMON OR CHICKEN. A MELLOW DELICATE SOUP WITH A LIGHT CITRUS FINISH. GIVE IT A WHIRL!
Ingredients
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Dry sherry 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), divided
  Onion 1 Medium
  Shallot 1
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Leek 1 Large
  Chicken stock/Vegetable stock 2 Quart
  Artichokes hearts 2 Pound
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Sea salt To Taste
  Cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For garnish
  Green onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the veggies – leeks, onion, shallots, garlic, artichoke hearts and coarsely ground in a food processor.

MAKING
2. In a stock pot add in the butter on low heat.
3. Add in the vegetables, stock, and sherry. Stir and cover with lid. Let it simmer for 40 minutes.
4. Season with salt and blend with electric mixer. Add in the cream.
5. Add another splash of sherry and lemon juice.

SERVING
6. Garnish the Soup with green onions and serve with garlic sour dough bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Story
ARTICHOKES ARE A HUGE SPRINGTIME FAVORITE IN CALIFORNIA. THIS TIME OF YEAR THEY ARE POPPING UP ON MENUS EVERYWHERE. NOW THAT I LIVE ON THE EAST COAST WHERE THE RAIN AND SNOW PERSISTS WELL INTO SPRING I NEEDED A PICK ME UP. THIS RECIPE WAS CREATED TO ADD SOME SUNSHINE INTO MY LIFE.
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Michelle Young's picture
Your blog is great and i also know Allen always adds balsamic vinegar to his soup. The full recipe can be found here: Low Fat Vegetable Soup Recipes