Garlic Gift From Texas

DEAR SOS: Would it be possible to obtain the recipe for garlic soup from Artz Rib House in Austin, Texas? It's the best!


Palm Springs

DEAR PAMELA: Art Blondin, the owner of Artz Rib House, created this satisfying soup for garlic lovers.


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2 heads garlic, cloves peeled and crushed

1 onion, chopped

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 teaspoon thyme

6 cups chicken broth

1 lemon, 1/2 juiced and 1/2 sliced

1/8 cup chopped parsley


Melt butter over medium heat in 3-quart saucepan. Add garlic and saute until barely browned, about 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.

Add onion to pan and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add flour, paprika, cayenne, white pepper and thyme, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes.

Add chicken broth and bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to low. Remove 1/2 cup broth from pan and process in blender with reserved garlic until smooth, 2 to 3 seconds. Return to pan. Add lemon juice and parsley and stir well. Simmer 10 minutes. Serve with croutons and sliced lemon.

6 servings. Each serving without croutons:

231 calories; 937 mg sodium; 42 mg cholesterol; 17 grams fat; 14 grams carbohydrates; 7 grams protein; 0.39 gram fiber.

* Bowl and plates from Pallets of Plates, South Pasadena.

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