Broccoli Soup


I am not a big soup person but my husband likes them , last year he planted some broccoli seeds and we got only one but beautiful broccoli plant..below is a picture of broccoli from my garden..I decided to make broccoli soup for my husband from our first broccoli, this recipe is from Martha Stewart site..



Ingredients:-


Serves 4 to 6
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups vegetable stock plus more as needed
  • 1 head broccoli (about 1 3/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into florets; peel and cut stems crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
Procedure:-
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute (the flour should not take on any color).
  2. Pour in stock, whisking until fully incorporated, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, whisking often, until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli stems and season with salt and pepper. Return to a boil, stirring to combine. Add florets and return to a boil. Reduce heat and gently simmer until broccoli is tender enough to mash with the back of a spoon, 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Working in batches, transfer broccoli mixture to the jar of a blender, bowl of a food processor, or puree through a food mill fitted with a fine or coarse disk, or an immersion blender. Strain soup through a fine mesh sieve into a clean pot, pressing down on solids.
  5. Set pot of soup over low heat and whisk in cream, if using. Thin with more stock or water, if necessary. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.




35 comments:

Priya said...

Green broccoli soup looks fantastic and delicious..

Asha said...

Perfect soup for Winter, I love Broccoli and cheese soup. Looks lovely. enjoy.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks super delicious. Your brocolli has come out really well.

Rachana Kothari said...

A great looking soup, must have tasted delicious:)
I love Soups:)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Hmm..yummy soup for the winter ..looks very comforting:)

Gita said...

Your broccoli plant looks so good Preety...the soup should have tasted so yummy :)

Rekha shoban said...

Soup looks perfect and healthy!

sowmya.s said...

wow..from your garden..awesome..

PJ said...

I love broccoli soups.. so delicious and so very healthy too! Love your first photo, very nice composition.

Anupama said...

That fresh broccoli looks very beautiful & the soup looks so creamy :-)

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

wow..soup made from fresh garden grown broccoli..must be amazing. Thanks for recipe!

Anu said...

Broccoli soup looks creamy and delicious..
Nice click..

Nandini said...

Healthy and warm soup! Looks perfect.
Wow! You have grown a healthy broccoli in your garden. Lovely!

ruchikacooks said...

Broccoli soup looks so comforting..Mine is just started growing in the garden..will try this when it is ready.

Sayantani said...

Hi Preety thanks for visiting my page and therefore helping m finding yours. you have a great space here. Like you I also try to incorporate as much healthy ingredients in my cooking as possible. so no wonder am in love with your recipes. great recipes and best ideas. love this broccoli soup. look at the colours!

dining room set said...

My kids love broccoli. Among all the green vegetable, broccoli is the one that they eat willingly. They will surely love this.

Parita said...

I love broccoli, soup looks fantastic, perfect for the season!

Pari said...

Hi. I love broccoli soup in any form and this looks so good.

Akal's Saappadu said...

a delicious soup from the garden broccoli, what more can make a husband happy :):)

my husband loves broccoli too; you have a nice plant there!!

Deepa G Joshi said...

nice beautiful color makes the soup very tempting..love the use of broccoli

vineetha said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments...
Loved ur space too..
Soup looks so yummy ..loved the green colour!!

Kalai said...

Wow! Looks delicious.....You have quite a great blog here, adding u to my blogroll. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment!

Preethi Rajeev said...

The soup looks so delicious and i love broccoli. great click

Jagruti said...

Great and colourful brocolli soup..any green colour soup i love it..looks yummy and hearty..thanks for sharing..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Comfort food for the season!!! Looks very healthy and I cant think of the smell of cooked brocolli!!! mmm

Anncoo said...

You planted the broccoli? How I wish I can plant this in my garden but due to the hot weather here it is quite impossible :(
Anyway I love this soup, very healthy.

Babli said...

I always eat brocolli by steaming but never thought of making soup. Thanks for this lovely recipe. Soup looks yummy and tempting.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks very healthy and nice

tasteofbeirut said...

You are reminding me of how popular broccoli soup is around my house! I haven't made it this year. Yours looks just perfect. Lucky to have your very own broccoli to pick from home!

Siddhi S said...

hey preety thnx for visitng n commenting in my blog...u hv a nice blog with very good recipes...this broccoli soup luks very delicious n creamy. nice recipe.I am following ur blog so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit n comment them.
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Valarmathi said...

Healthy soup, looks delicious.

Spice said...

Hi prettty thanks for visiting my blog.....i like your space here....specially the home grown brocalli....soup looks good.....btw r u a sikh....

Gulmohar said...

Wow..broccoli from your garden.. Grt job Preety..delicious soup..Am sure your hubby enjoyed it :-)

Preety said...

thanks everyone for your sweet comments

Spice:- yes i am sikh

Maha Gadde said...

Delicious combination, looks tempting!
MAHA

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