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Portuguese Potato-Garlic Soup

1 large onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups bouillon
6 medium red potatoes, cubed
1 cup quick-cooking or regular oats
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
pinch cayenne, or to taste
1 cup of chopped cilantro leaves
juice of one lemon
Lemon wedges
Freshly ground black pepper

Bring the onion, garlic, bouillon, potatoes , oatmeal, marjoram and cayenne to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 45-60 minutes or until the potatoes are easily mashed. Blend with a hand blender until nearly smooth. Stir in the cilantro, reserving a little for garnish, and the lemon juice. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with cilantro and black pepper, and serve with lemon wedges.

6-8 servings

June 8th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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