Recipe by Lonnie Thomson
"Great on a cold winter night. Garnish with crumbled bacon bits."
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3 1/2 cups
iceberg lettuce, julienne cut 1 1/2 to 2 inches lo
3 1/2 cups
chicken soup base
ground cayenne pepper
hot half-and-half cream
Great Recipe! But I didn't saute the lettuce, instead I just chopped it and used it as a garnish for the soup. That way it stays crispy and fresh. Also, I chopped up the bacon and added extra bacon as well. This one is something wonderfully different. A little place here in town serves this once in a while and they say it is their most popular and most requested soups.
this is a great soup i use this at my job and i cook for a living but some people like this and some dont try with toast points for a garnish
Great recipe. Restaurant quality and easy to prepare.
I was VERY skeptical about adding lettuce to a soup, but it really does work in this soup. Try it! It was excellent, my husband loved it so much he has already asked for it again. The main modifications I made were to use more of what was called for in the recipe (more bacon, more tomatoes, a bit of extra water). I skipped the margerine, just didn't seem necessary with the bacon grease. I also garnished with some tomato flavored croutons. This one is a keeper, thank you!
This tasted pretty good and was easy to make. I substituted
- 1/4cup butter and 1/4cup milk instead of half-and-half
- water in roughly the same amount as grease (in lieu of bacon grease)
- 14oz can of chicken broth instead of the chicken soup base and water the recipe calls for. The actual serving size of the recipe is smaller than 8 servings, more like 4 servings.
Interesting and different soup. I can see why some may not care for this as much as the lettuce when cooked become "wilted" in both appearance and texture. I used a little more chicken stock, added some dry minced onions (when I added the water) and more bacon, which I crumbled and mixed INTO the soup when I added the half & half. Needed a little S&P but overall, it was a good soup and it was enjoyed. Thanks Lonnie.
A lot of steps to get this one done but worth the effort on the cold nights. I actually doubled the recipe and added more chicken base and spices. It does have the BLT taste to it.
I have made this recipe many, many times and my family LOVES it!!! It is a little time consuming to make but it is worth the effort! I serve with bacon pieces on top. Thanks so much for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
BLT Soup I
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 190
** Calories from Fat: 129
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