Contributed by: NAPSA
One Ingredient Can Make For Many Marvelous Meals (NAPSA) - Save time and improve your health by going a little nuts - with almonds. Enjoy them for:
Almonds can also be used in a range of cuisines. Try them in this authentic Mexican soup.
Grind 3/4 cup almonds finely in a food processor or blender. Add 2 cups broth, 1 1/2 cups cilantro, 1 cup parsley and cream cheese; blend until smooth.
Transfer mixture to a medium pot, and gradually stir in remaining 4 cups broth. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Transfer 1 cup soup, remaining cilantro and parsley, and oregano and marjoram to blender; puree until smooth. Whisk puree into soup in pan. Add shrimp and simmer just until warm throughout, about 3 minutes.
Divide among bowls and serve, garnishing each bowl with a few slivered almonds and a cilantro sprig.
*To roast whole, slivered, chopped or sliced almonds: Spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350 F oven and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.
Almond facts and recipes are at www.almondsarein.com.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
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