The Brightest Bulbs in the Pantry
Chopped, sautéed, roasted, or caramelized...onions liven up the flavor of your foods and boost your cancer-fighting defenses.
The bonus: Onions are a low-calorie veggie bursting with flavonoids, vitamin-C, and chromium.
Why not make an-onion-a-day a habit?
If teary eyes stop you, chill the onion before cutting.
Stinky fingers a problem?
Swipe your digits with a slice of lemon or a splash of vinegar.
Nibble on parsley or apple slices.
Or cook the onion first, to release some of the sulfur compounds.
Now, I'm fairly certain I've discovered the secret to a superb onion soup.
That is to saute the onions slowly until they take on a caramel color.
Then let them slowly simmer until the onions almost melt into the rich broth.
The long simmering brings out the natural sweetness of the onions.
If you're planning to serve this for a weeknight dinner, our suggestion would be to make the soup the night before, refrigerate it, and then just reheat it the next day.
I don't know too many people that don't like a "great" onion soup and this one is very good!
Sweet Onion Soup
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes 4 Servings
2 tsp. unsalted butter.
1-1/2 lbs. Vidalia, Walla Walla or other sweet onion, thinly sliced.
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced.
1/8 tsp. sea salt (optional).
1/8 tsp. white pepper.
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg.
2 c. chicken stock.
2 c. low fat skim milk.
1 c. low fat evaporated skim milk.
1 c. plain croutons.
Melt butter in a heavy pot over low heat.
Cook onion and celery, covered, 20 minutes, or until celery is soft yet firm.
Season with salt and white pepper.
Add nutmeg and stock.
Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes.
Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and purée until smooth.
Return purée to pot.
Stir in low fat skim milk and simmer 10 minutes over medium heat.
Add low fat evaporated milk and simmer until just hot.
Do not boil.
Remove from heat.
Serve with some nice croutons and voila.
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