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Garlic Soup with Fusilli and Broccoli

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  • 7 c Water
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 ts Salt; or to taste
  • 6 Cloves garlic, minced or put through press
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme
  • 1 ts Fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 ts Olive oil
  • 1/4 lb Fusilli; about 1-1/2 cups *
  • 1 lb Broccoli, broken into florets
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 md Eggs
  • 1/4 c Freshly grated Parmesan or Gruyere
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh parsley; or 3T
  • Garlic croutons for garnish; optional


1. Combine the water, bay leaf, and salt in a soup pot and bring to a simmer. Add the garlic, thyme, and olive oil, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the fusilli and broccoli, turn up the heat slightly, and continue to simmer, uncovered, until the fusilli is cooked al dente, about 10 minutes. Note: If you want the broccoli to be crisper, add it to the soup five minutes after the fusilli. [I added broc about 3 min after fusilli.] 2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the cheese and parsley. Ladle some soup into the eggs and stir together. Turn off the heat under the soup and stir the egg mixture into the soup pot. Stir for a minute and serve, garnishing each bowl with croutons if desired. * White or multi-colored fusilli will be prettiest.
Recipe By : Martha Rose Shulman's Main-Dish Soups
Posted to EAT-L Digest 20 Sep 96
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 16:56:04 -0400
From: Eileen & Bob Holze <beck4@ASAN.COM>