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Lettuce Soup

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Ingredients
  Cos lettuce 1 Large, rinsed, trimmed and coarsely shredded
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Ounce
  Spring onions 1⁄8 Pound, trimmed and finely sliced (1/2 bunch)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Mace 1 Pinch, grated
  Wholemeal plain flour 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable stock 1 Pint (hot)
  Milk 1⁄2 Pint
  Sea salt To Taste (As desired)
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground (As desired)
  Double cream 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large ovenproof bowl, combine the butter or margarine with the spring onions.
2) On high power, cook covered for 3 minutes, until the onions turn soft.
3) To this, add the parsley and mace along with the lettuce.
4) Cook, covered for 5 minutes, or until the lettuce is tender.
5) In a small cup, mix the flour with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
6) Into the lettuce mixture, add this.
7) Now, add half of the hot stock and cook covered for 3 minutes.
8) In a blender, puree the soup.
9) To the bowl, return the pureed soup.
10) Now, add the milk and remaining stock.
11) On high power, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring as the soup starts bubbling around the edges.
12) Adjust the seasonings.

SERVING
13) Stir in the cream to the Lettuce Soup, just before serving and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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