On paper, this recipe sounds great but after 4 hours of prep and cooking, I'm somewhat underwhelmed by its weakish flavor and thin texture. It really does taste like the diet version! To pump it up I'd add more garlic, maybe a bay leaf or two, a sprinkle of smoked paprika and, on top, a dollop of sour cream with chopped smoked ham or minced smoked salmon. Maybe one of those smokey seasonings will add the richness I'm missing here...?? It does show some promise, but I can't in all honesty give it more than 2 stars yet. Someone else can tinker more; I won't make this again; too many others to try.
Roasted Garlic and Shallot Potato Soup with Cheesy Croutons
lksmithnj Posted: 01/20/11
wilmabrown2000 Posted: 04/20/09
very disappointing soup - garlic is MUCH too strong. A *rare* failure for CL - love the magazine!!... BUT this has potential as a sauce... Blue cheese flavor is great with a *bit* of soup. I would suggest making a small quantity of this recipe and using it as a SAUCE over pork/chicken with blue cheese bread. Add some steamed vegetables and it would make a nice meal.
Coco04 Posted: 10/31/11
I thought this soup was great. My husband loved it too. I made it vegetarian by using vegetable stock but otherwise made it as written.
jrandnaomi Posted: 01/30/12
Made this for my family tonight and thought it was delicious. Especially with the little croutons. I added a bit more potato since we like our soups really creamy. Nice flavor, nice consistency.
akdb69 Posted: 01/04/13
The family loved it. It is a LOT of work. I might make it again, but not very often becasue of the time involved. I did not find the flavors overly strong, which is probably why my 4-year-old and very picky 8-year-old finished every drop (I have conditioned them since they were babies to believe that way too much garlic tastes normal). I would have given it 5 stars if it had a different blend of herbs that would have wowed me, and if it were less work. I can't give it less than 4 because the family is still raving about it.
vonrowland Posted: 12/05/13
Horrible recipe! Way too much garlic