Smoked Garlic Soup

Smoked Garlic Soup

4 heads of Smoked Garlic
1/4 cup Olive oil
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
4 Leeks (white part only) chopped
1 Onion, diced
6 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 cups chicken stock or canned broth, heated
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup whipping cream
Fresh lemon juice
Salt and fresh ground white pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Separate and peel smoked garlic cloves, chop and set aside. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and onions and sauté until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add Smoked Garlic sauté until heated, about one minute. Reduce heat to low.

Add flour and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in hot stock and white wine. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Puree soup in batches in a blender or food processor. Return soup to saucepan. Add cream and simmer until thickened
about 10 minutes. Add lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and white pepper. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with chives.

 

 

 

 

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