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Sopa de Almendras (Almond Soup)

Spanish food recipes - Sopa de Almendras (Almond Soup)

This soup is tradtionally served in Spain at Christmas.

You will need
200g almonds, skinned and blanched
50ml olive oil
2 slices day old bread, crusts removed and diced
10 peppercorns, crushed
1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock
1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice
ground cumin or cinnamon

Fry the almonds, bread, saffron and garlic in the oil, then put them in a blender with the peppercorns and cumin. Blend with the vinegar and a little of the stock to a purée. Mix this paste with the remaining stock in a suitable pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes and serve garnished with a few slivers of toasted almonds, croutons or some chopped parsley or mint. Serves 6.

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