Artichokes are a wonderful healing food that are a prominent and tasty part of Mediterranean cuisine. As someone who considers marinated artichoke hearts to be a nearly perfect snack food, I was very happy to have come across the below artichoke soup recipe when my friend on StumbleUpon sent it to me.
Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to trying this soup which is from the What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine Food Blog.
One of the interesting things about this artichoke soup recipe is that it’s a nice way to help use up one’s winter stock of canned soup, while the addition of wine, garlic, and heavy cream help add sophistication and flavor depth to the Creamy Italian Artichoke Soup.
Fun food fact about artichokes, according to FoodReference.Com, in 1947 Marilyn Monroe was crowned Artichoke Queen in Castroville, California.
4 cans artichoke hearts drained and put through the food processor till pureed
1 clove of minced garlic
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 c. half & half
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups chicken broth
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tablespoons romano and parmesan grating cheese
1 stalk of celery chopped fine or through processor
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and parsley
1/2 cup Chablis or preferred white wine
2 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil combined with
1/4 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs mix together well, set aside for topping
1 package shredded mozzarella for garnishing
How to Make Creamy Italian Artichoke Soup.
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