Caramelized Onion Soup

When the weather gets cold, I LOVE onion soup!

It is savory and sweet, and supports the health of the lungs, digestive system and immunity. It’s like a triple whammy for your health.

Onions contain inulin, a prebiotic, that nourishes the bacteria in the large intestine.

The health and happiness of those bacteria that live in our gut, directly supports our own health and vitality.

Scientists have made the connection that the gut microbiome has a profound effect on the development of our immunity and our susceptibility to lung and respiratory infections.

So, if you’re worried about Omicron or any other viral variant taking hold of your respiratory system, cook some onions, low and slow, and feed your body what it needs to take care of you.

Enjoy the recipe!


Caramelized Onion Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups and starters
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3-4 large onions (Vidalia, yellow, white, or red), peeled and diced or sliced into half moons
  • 1 tablespoon duck or chicken fat, olive oil, or butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ⅓ cup Mirin rice cooking wine (or any sweet white wine)
  • 5 cups duck stock or beef stock
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme or 1 tsp. teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Whole grain bread
  • Grated Gruyere Cheese (or cheese of your choice)
Instructions
  1. In a skillet over low heat, sauté onions in duck fat for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add a couple of pinches of sea salt
  3. Stir the onions a few times to ensure they do not burn.
  4. Add mirin and garlic, and continue cooking additional 10-15 minutes until onions caramelize and turn light brown. Do not let them burn.
  5. Add stock, thyme, bay leaves, and sea salt, and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low for 15 minutes.
  7. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  8. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.
  9. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of individual pieces of bread and place into a heated oven (375-400 degrees). Bake five minutes or until cheese melts.
  10. Put cheesy bread in each bowl of soup.
 

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