Friday, November 26, 2010
Ridiculously easy, homemade broccoli soup
My Green Grocer delivery left us with an enormous amount of broccoli for two people. So I decided to puree those green stalks into a delicious, rich soup flavored with tarragon.
4 tbsp. butter
2 large heads of broccoli, chopped into florets and stems
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. fresh tarragon (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup half and half (optional)
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the broccoli, onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
In a large pot, add the chicken stock, broccoli mixture and tarragon. Simmer until the broccoli is soft, about 10 minutes.
Use a food processor to blend the soup in batches. Hint: leave the top chute open to allow the steam to escape! Otherwise you risk the broccoli fighting back. And trust me, this does not lead to a pretty situation.
Put the soup back into the pot, add the half and half to thin to your desired consistency. Enjoy delicious homemade broccoli soup.
Posted by Live the Whole Life at Friday, November 26, 2010