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#1 Fri 23 Feb 07 3:24pm


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From Kosice
Member since Mon 18 Sep 06

Broccoli soup

Anybody any idea for some nice tasting creamy broccoli soup?

Thank you.  smile

Broccoli sitting in my fridge is getting bored. Save it.  big_smile

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#2 Sat 24 Feb 07 7:11am


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Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: Broccoli soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup    
Ingredients :

2    x    Fresh broccoli, (each about 3-in. bottom diameter)
1/2    lb    Butter
2    x    Cloves garlic, chopped, (up to 6)
1    tbl    Chervil, (fresh/dried chopped)
1    tsp    Salt
1    tsp    White pepper
3    cup    Milk, (full-cream milk)
1    med    Egg yolk, beaten
1/4    cup    Flour
1/8    tsp    Cardamom
1/8    tsp    Mace
1    cup    Heavy cream, (whipping)
1/3    cup    Gruyere cheese, (fresh, grate fine)
1/3    cup    Parmesan cheese, (grate to powder)


     Cut broccoli into bite-size pieces. Discard the hard stem pieces, but keep tender leaves and stem parts.
    Steam the cut broccoli for about 5-8 minutes, until just bright green in color. Do not over- cook.
    In a 10-inch enameled (non-metal) skillet, heat 6 oz of butter until melted. Add chopped garlic and wait until butter is hot enough to cook in. Add steamed broccoli, then chervil to the skillet. Lightly salt the broccoli.
     Cover, and cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, for another 5-10 minutes or until the broccoli turns a darker green color and becomes very soft.
     Mash the broccoli right in the skillet until no large pieces remain.
     Use a potato masher or a strong wooden spoon. Mash until there are no pieces remaining that are too big to fit in a soup spoon.
     While broccoli is cooking, add beaten egg yolk to 2 cups of milk.
     Put 3 Tbsp butter into a 2-3 quart saucepan. Use enamel or glass for best soup flavor. Metal pans will make this soup bitter. Melt butter and add flour. When the flour bubbles and starts to cook, add the egg/milk mixture into the saucepan. Add the cardamom, mace, and white pepper. Stir con- tents of saucepan constantly with wooden spoon until thick. Lower the cooking heat.
     Empty the mashed broccoli mixture into the sau- cepan. Stir until well-mixed. Slowly stir in the remaining milk and the cream. As soon as the soup becomes hot enough to cook again, add the grated cheeses.
     Turn the heat down lower and simmer for about 5 more minutes, stirring to allow the cheeses to melt and mix while the table is being set.
     Serve immediately and retire quickly so as not to be trampled by those who smelled it cooking.

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#3 Sat 24 Feb 07 9:10am


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From Kosice
Member since Mon 18 Sep 06

Re: Broccoli soup seems to be exactly what I was hoping for...  thumbsup

Thanks so much Shammrok and also many thanks for saving the broccoli ...  big_smile

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#4 Wed 28 Feb 07 9:05pm


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From Belgium
Member since Sun 13 Aug 06

Re: Broccoli soup

Broccoli-stilton soup (4-6 servings)

50 gr butter or margarine
1 small red onion, chopped
450 gr broccoli, chopped
3 table spoons flour
1.2 l vegetable broth
5-6 spinach leaves, fresh (optional)
40 gr stilton, crumbled
black pepper
chili powder (optional)

Heat the butter, stew the onion for 5 minutes with the lid on, Add the broccoli and stew for another 10 minutes.
Add the flower , stirr well and add the broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Mix the spinach leaves in to enhance the colour.
Take the pan of the fire, blend the soup.
Add the stilton cheese to the soup, reheat till the cheese has melted.
Add pepper (and chili) to taste.
Enjoy !

Last edited by Sanneke (Wed 28 Feb 07 9:06pm)

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