Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Soup Recipe Requested by a Friend

I made this soup last evening. When I told a friend about it, she asked that I post it. I had bought a 28 ounce can of fava beans earlier in the day at the K&S World Market. They were another import from the Ziyad Brothers of Lebanon. Those brothers provide most of the Middle Eastern food stocked at the market.

The fava beans were large and rust colored. Very meaty, and very unlike fresh fava beans. Pureed in the food processor and spiced up a bit ,they made a very good soup one could eat either hot or cold- And it was even more delicious when I spooned it into the bowl on top of shredded phyllo dough I had fried in corn oil.

1 28 ounce can fava beans.

3 cups of water- add more if you like a thinner soup.

2 chicken bouillon cubes

3 cloves of garlic, diced or sent through a press.

2 tablespoons tomato paste.

A couple shakes of Greek seasoning to taste.

Sea salt to taste- remember that the chicken cubes are salty.

1/4 sick of butter.

Puree the beans in a food processor. Then add all the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook on medium until the garlic is cooked through. Serve with pita bread or on top of fried phyllo strips. If you fry phyllo, you must be attentive and work fast. Do only a little at a time. If you have a fryer with a basket you could fry all you need at one time and get it out of the oil quickly and all at once.

Would serve four-

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