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Cream of Broccoli Soup

A few weeks ago, my colleague Kris emailed me; he asked if I’d like to do a soup trade with him once a week.  He would bring in soup for lunch one day a week and I would do the same.  You know how much I love my soups, therefore you wont be surprised that I immediately agreed!

So far, Kris has made Cock-A-Leekie soup, Spicy Tomato & Veg soup, then Squash & Parsnip soup.  To add to the collection, I have made Yellow Split Pea soup,  Leek & Potato soup and this marvellous Cream of Broccoli soup.  Kris said it’s been the nicest soup yet, and I’ve had so much good feedback from all who tasted it, so I thought I’d post it (If you want the recipes for the other soups I mentioned, please feel free to ask!).

I found the recipe and video instruction here on Videojug – I swear I’m getting addicted to that site!

Anyone who reads this blog regularly, knows that I can’t help but deviate from the original recipes…

My version consists of this:

3 medium heads of broccoli, cut into florets

3 x small onions, diced

2  x cloves of garlic, minced

3  x medium potatoes, cubed

1ltr x veg stock

250ml x single cream 

50ml x milk (I used whole)

1tsp x ground nutmeg

I didn’t bother with the toasted almonds; I don’t think the dish missed them at all!

I gently fried the onions, potatoes and garlic in some olive oil, for 10 mins.

I then added the broccoli, stock and cream.

After seasoning well with salt, pepper & nutmeg, I gave it all a good stir and simmered for 10 mins.

I used my hand blender to give it a smooth, creamy consistency.

I had some oatcakes and dairylea slices with this, as I didn’t imagine it would be very filling.  How wrong I was!  It’s deceptively filling, surprisingly rich (yet delicately flavoured) and deliciously creamy (ok enough of the M&S chat).

This was my first time using Nutmeg in a dish, and the subtle hint of it in the soup was really nice.  I’m a new fan of Nutmeg!  What other dishes do you like to use nutmeg in?  Do you do any soup/lunch trades with your colleagues?

Enjoy 🙂


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