Mehudehra (Albanian Garlic soup)

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The inclusion of mint in this soup reflects the Turkish influence on Albanian cuisine, as does the pasta reflect its Italian influence

Mehudehra (Albanian Garlic soup)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:159
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:17th January 2013

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Mint AND garlic?


Sounds very odd, but Julia's recipes are always good - and often have too much garlic. 😝

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  1. Heat the butter in a large pan and add the garlic.
  2. Fry over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes (do not allow to burn).
  3. Stir in the paprika and immediately add the water and bring to the boil.
  4. Add the vermicelli and seasonings, and reduce the heat.
  5. Allow to simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the mint and simmer for a further couple of minutes.
  7. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with the parsley.

Chef's notes

If, like me, you feel that 6 Cloves of garlic is a bit tame, do increase the amount to as much as you want. However, you must take into account that you may need to increase the amount of butter accordingly.

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