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Get Better Soup

When you are feeling low with a cold or the flu, this soup will definitely get you back on your feet.  Nevertheless, you must embrace garlic.   
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: International
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marian Burros from New York Times


  • 6 cups rich turkey or chicken stock
  • 2 HEADS of garlic cloves separated and peeled
  • 4 to 6 small fresh jalapenos seeded and coarsely chopped, or less if desired
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pepper Jack cheese


  • Combine the stock, garlic, jalapenos and herbs in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the garlic is very soft, about 30 minutes
  • Transfer to a blender, and puree until smooth. Season with salt, and serve in mugs, garnished with the Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pepper Jack cheese if you are up to it.