Monday, October 18, 2010

Kick Ass Onion Soup

This is the ultimate onion soup. It's not only warm & comforting, I've known it to kick a cold when you feel like you're coming down with something.  If you're a fan of traditional french onion soup made with beef broth, this is a great substitute. 

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 c leeks, well-cleaned and chopped
  • ¾ c shallots, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium scallions, chopped
  • 6 c strong vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • croutons
  • fresh chives, chopped

1.  Heat the oil over low heat, add onions and leeks, and sauté until soft, about 10

2.  Add shallots, garlic, and scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 min-
utes. Increase to medium heat and continue cooking for 10 minutes, until on-
ions are brown. Use a spatula to release any onions that stick to the bottom of
the pan.

3.  Stir in stock, soy sauce, cover, and bring to boil. Add salt, partially cover, lower
heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in pepper, and adjust seasonings to your
taste. (You can also add more stock if you prefer a thinner soup.)  Serve hot, topped with croutons and chives.

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