OK went to friends' last night for dinner and Clay cooked chicken piccata for dinner with garlic mashed potatoes and a salad. But here's the star that stole the show. The reeeeeeeally big shoooooow. THE GARLIC SOUP oh yeaaaah. Guaranteed this'll be in the top three of the easiest soups you'll ever make. It's not hearty, it's a broth-type soup. You gotta have crusty toasted bread with it so you can sop. Here's what he did.
5 large cloves garlic
Sazon Goya flavor packet
2-3 baby carrots
Chop five cloves of garlic and saute them in olive oil until they barely barely have a little color, really just a minute or so.
While garlic is going, pour two boxes of chicken stock in a dutch oven and turn eye on med-high. Add 1 cup water, or more to taste.
Sprinkle in Sazon flavor packet (this is saffron, or that's the biggest flavor I tasted in it). He gave me some packets to bring home but the ingredients aren't on the individual packets. The powder is very yellow so I'm pretty sure I'm right on the saffron.
Put carrots in a parmesan cheese grater and grate into the soup.
Turn soup down to medium low and cover, let simmer.
THAT'S IT. It doesn't take any time for the carrots to cook since they're grated, so it's almost done right away.
I'm telling you I ate TWO bowls of the stuff. My ten year old SON even ate a bowl. I can see all KINDS of possibilities for using this as a base for other soups, too. I bet it freezes well. I bet you could throw in just about any seafood, pasta, you name it.
Clay got this recipe from the chef of an oceanside restaurant at Fernandina Beach where they charge an arm and a leg for a bowl of it......