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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sopa de Ajo Castellana (Castilian Garlic Soup)

Sopa de Ajo is a Spanish soup typical of the Castilla-Leon Regional Cuisine, where winters are real cold & soups are had on a regular basis. I'm writing down my recipe here. Go to the source if you want to know the actual ingredients used. So lets begin ~~~

(Source: Myrecipes)
Ingredients
Olive Oil - 1.5 tsp
Garlic Cloves - 4 crushed
Tofu - 1/2 ounce (this is the only substitute for ham that I could think of!)
Smoked Paprika / Chili flakes - 1 tsp
Ground Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Saffron Threads - 1 or 2 (optional)
Vegetable Broth - 1 ounce
Croutons or crisp bread crumbs
Cheese / Butter - in place of 2 eggs

Method -
1. Heat oil
2. Sauté garlic for a minute
3. Add tofu & paprika & sauté for a minute
4. Stir in cumin powder, salt, pepper, saffron & bring it to a boil.
5. Cover & reduce heat. Cook this way for 20 minutes
6. In a Microwave safe bowl, pour the soup. Add a small block of cheese or butter & microwave on high for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts. (if using eggs, then until egg sets)
7. Top it with some crisp bread crumbs or croutons & serve!
the 2 egg looking things are dollops of butter. I put them that way to make them look  like eggs! :-D

17 comments:

  1. Slurp...This soup looks so inviting Kavi!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. a very new soup! should try sometime soon

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  3. looks yum ! do link this and similar global recipes to my ongoing Global Food Fest dear !

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  4. Soup looks flavourful and inviting.btw regarding the cooking with seeds event,if you are interested for june 12,i'll reserve it for u.

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  5. Healthy recipe

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  6. Yummy soup..It's perfect for the season..

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  8. The fading effect is obtained by changing aperture settings in the camera Kavi.

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  9. It took me time to read all the tips, but I clearly loved the post. It proved to be very helpful to me and I’m certain to all of the commenters here!

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  10. @ ALl - thanks!
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Thanks for the feedback! :-)

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