Duarte's Artichoke Soup

Serves 6

3 cups chicken broth

1/4 lb. butter

3/4 tsp. white pepper

3/4 tsp. kosher salt

3 tsp. chicken base

2 tbs. fresh garlic, chopped very fine

4 lbs. cooked artichoke hearts

2 cups heavy cream

Thickening: 1/3 cup corn starch and 1 cup warm water, mixed

Puree artichoke hearts (use water in blender). Add pureed artichokes to soup pot. Add chicken broth and other ingredients, except cream and thickening mix. Simmer for 1 hour. Slowly add thickening mix to boiling soup. Add cream.

Correction March 18, 2009

A previous version of this recipe misstated the amount of corn starch in the thickening mix. The mix should consist of 1/3 cup corn starch and 1 cup warm water.

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