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Cuban Garlic Soup

Cuban Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo Cubana) was inherited from the Spanish and Cubans have adapted it to their taste. It has a strong taste due to the amount of garlic and butter used in its preparation. Also just like chicken soup, its wonderful even if youre NOT sick!


  • ½ a bulb of garlic
  • ½ a large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 6 cups of chicken, beef or vegetable stock salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  • 1 piece of toast, cubed or torn, or a few croutons, per person
  • 1 egg per person (optional) cream (optional)


  1. Split the garlic bulb into individual cloves and peel and mash them.
  2. Sauté the mashed garlic and onion slowly in a large saucepan using the butter until the onions are translucent, being careful not to let the garlic turn brown and bitter. Then transfer garlic, onions and butter to a food processor or blender.
  3. Add a small amount of broth and process until onion and garlic mix is all smooth. Return to saucepan and add the rest of the broth and seasonings.
  4. To serve, add the toast or croutons to each bowl, break a fresh egg into each bowl and then top with soup.

Serves 4 – 6.


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