Garlic is a wonderful herb and cooking ingredient that has been used for thousands of years for its flavor and health benefits. I use it in my kitchen often in Italian dishes and premium take to protect themselves from the disease
According to Mountain Rose Herbs :.
Garlic has been used medicinally and as a cooking ingredient, more than 5000 years ago. folklore world is full of references to their ability to protect us, as in ancient Greece, where in mid-wives garlic cloves hung in windows to ward off evil spirits during childbirth. Ancient Koreans ate pickled garlic before passing through the mountains to keep the tigers away as it was believed that he hated the smell. The Egyptians used to swear on garlic cloves in the same way you swear on the Bible today as an act of indicating an honest testimony. It was so highly valued that 15 pounds of garlic could buy a slave healthy male. The Greeks also used widely: These health-promoting benefits can be experienced by the use of garlic as both a food ingredient and a dietary supplement. Garlic is fragrant, flavorful, and medicinal. The first medical textbook known to have discussed the use of garlic in medicine was the collection of commentaries on the classic Materia Medica (Ben Cao Zhi Ju Zhing), written over 1,500 years ago.
Garlic was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for their health supporting benefits. Already in the 1800s there was no scientific evidence that bacteria died when contacted with garlic and recent research shows that garlic can strengthen the immune system and kill disease-causing viruses and bacteria.
garlic soup is a traditional recipe that is found in several different cultures (Spanish, French, Polish and Mexico), which was traditionally thought to protect against the disease.
I found a recipe in an old French cookbook and wanted to recreate the favorite, especially during cold and flu season. What surprised me most is the delicious and tasty flavor of this soup. I expected an overwhelming garlic flavor, but the extra step of roasting garlic creates a rich flavor and almost slightly sweet.
Calming Garlic Soup
The total time
Author: welfare Mama
- 4-5 heads of garlic (45-50 teeth)
- ¼ cup olive oil quality
- 2 onions
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 bathroom chicken broth
- 2 cups coconut milk or other milk choice
- 1 teaspoon sheet of dried thyme or 2 teaspoons fresh
- 1 teaspoon leaf dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon sheet of dried basil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 fresh tablespoons of leaves chopped parsley (optional)
- ¼ cup chopped fresh chives (optional)
- 1 fresh lemon (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut the garlic heads in half through the teeth but do not peel them.
- Pour olive oil in ovenproof dish and place the halves of the head of garlic cut in dish.Cover with a lid or foil baking side.
- roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the garlic is fragrant and beginning to brown. To remove the garlic cloves, choose carefully peel the garlic heads. The teeth must stick slightly to the pan, making easy peeling.
- While garlic is roasting, melt butter in a large pot and add sliced onions. Saute over medium heat, stirring constantly until onions are translucent and golden. Add the thyme, oregano, basil, salt and pepper and saute for 2 minutes.
- When the garlic is roasted, peeled teeth add to the onion mixture into the pot.
- Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and add coconut milk or other milk.
- Using an immersion blender stainless steel, carefully blend the soup until smooth.
- Serve hot.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and chives and squeeze a lemon slice on each plate.
What is your favorite soup?