Rocket Soup with Smoked Salmon (Arugula Soup)


Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
10 oz arugula
4 fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper, to taste


Heat olive oil in a pan with high sides.
Add the sliced onion and sweat for a few minutes, until transparent and not changing in color.
Add the garlic and cook a few more minutes.


Add the heavy cream and vegetable stock.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes.


Add the basil and arugula, setting aside a few pieces of arugula to garnish.


Allow mixture to come to a brief boil and then turn off the heat.


Blend until smooth, adding a little salt and pepper, to taste.
Return to pan and reheat gently, not bringing back to a boil.
Serve warm, garnished with smoked salmon and arugula leaves.

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