Cream of Spinach Soup

You may be wondering what is so great about a cream of spinach soup.  I’ll tell you.  It’s a very healthy soup and it’s  worth the time to prepare.   This leafy bushy vegetable (Spinach) is filled with lots of nutrients and minerals.

Now, there are two types of spinach. Either will do fine for this recipe. I used the Amaranth spinach.  This one is more popular in Trinidad and Tobago.  This leafy spinach is thin,with some crinkles on the leaves.  However, you may be familiar with the Malabar spinach, what we call it Poi spinach.  It is a little thicker than the Amaranth spinach leaves.

Nutritional Value of Spinach

Spinach is high in nutritional value; it contains antioxidants that can fight cancer. Its health benefits are numerous: it maintains cardiovascular health; healthy levels of blood pressure; prevents stroke; improves brain function; protects against aging; protects eyes from macular degeneration related to age and cataracts; and promotes a healthier skin.

You can ensure you get the optimum nutrition value of this  vegetable  by cooking it.  Cooked spinach is much more nutritious than raw spinach. However, if it is juiced with other vegetables or fruits it is the healthiest.

A Healthy Cream of Spinach Soup

That why this cream of spinach soup is so good.  You can blanch the spinach or use it raw once it is finely blended or chopped. I enjoyed preparing this cream of spinach soup; it took me 45 minutes to prepare it, which was prepared from scratch.  the chicken stock was first prepared; then the potato was boiled in the chicken stock.  The process could be shortened if you prepare the stock in advance or use the commercially prepared chicken stock.   You can also add more spinach to the soup if you wish for a richer soup.  So here is the recipe for this rich, tasty, and healthy cream of spinach soup. Enjoy!

Cream of Spinach Soup

 

CREAM OF SPINACH SOUP

1 cups Spinach, chopped finely
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup evaporated milk (Carnation)
1 large potato,
1 onion, chopped
2 big leaf thyme, chopped
2 sprig fine leaf thyme, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pimento peppers, chopped
2 tsp. green seasoning
6 leaves chadon beni, chopped
1 dash white pepper
1 dash parsley
1 dash paprika
2 tbsp. butter
Salt to taste

 Chop big leaf thyme, fine leaf thyme, chadon beni, pimento, garlic etc.  Set aside.
Make your own chicken stock or use store bought stock.

 

 

 Melt the butter over a medium flame.

 Saute garlic and onions until translucent.

 Then add the potatoes and mix for about 2 minutes.

Pour about 2 cups water. Add salt to taste and let boil until potatoes are cooked.

 

 

 

 Blanch the chopped Spinach and set aside.

Pour out potatoes etc into a medium sized bowl and add the milk.

 Crush the potatoes using a hand mixer or a blender.
Add the chopped Spinach afterward and the rest of seasonings. Adjust salt to taste. Serve hot.

So, more recipes to come as usual yuh done know.  I’m just busy with work these days but the recipes are coming. Anyhow, I hope you liked my cream of spinach soup recipe.

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8 Responses to Cream of Spinach Soup

  1. Hazel Cummings June 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Is that a calabash bowl? Wow….haven’t seen one of these like in forever….

  2. Aduke Edwards June 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Ask and you shall receive Hazel Cummings, plenty cream in that soup though.

  3. Mark June 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This is imported spinach? Not the one we call ‘Churai’ bhaji?

    • Felix June 26, 2013 at 9:31 am #

      No, this is chorai bhaji. But you can use the imported one as well.

  4. jan June 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    gash, looks tasty, cant wait to try. On another note, thanks for sharing your bess cornpie recipe. I still use it often, folks always love it and I always direct them to your site for the address.

  5. dc June 27, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Since my Dad has an allergy to milk, I wonder how this would taste if I made it with Almond Milk? Would be interesting to try!

  6. Gemma July 12, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    Hi Felix (Compere)
    Can you suggest a replacement for Chadon Beni ? I want to make the Cream of Spinach soup, which calls for “C B”
    Keep up the good work!

    Gemma

    • tr1n1b0y2 July 12, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      You can use Cilantro but it may not be as strong.

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