Saturday, November 15, 2008

delectable broccoli

i'm still sick with the cold and flu and in the past days it was raining as hell, so i was in the mood for some already winterish soup.

when i was a kid broccoli to me was the thing that goes with orecchiette pasta and nothing else. we used to eat this very italian dish now and then, in the season of fresh broccoli, and nothing could convince me this vegetable was to be used to make something else.
dont get me wrong, i really like broccoli.. it's probably one of my fav vegetables ever. i just loved that pasta so much and my mother was not using it to make anything else. besides, even though i like cauliflower too, broccoli in my mind was something like the cool brother of cauliflower LOL

i'll make some broccoli pasta soon, with maybe fresh orecchiette or strascinati.. lots of garlic and olive oil, a little chili pepper and tons of broccoli eheh

anyway the other day i made this awesome soup.. to be honest i was surprised with the result, it came out so velvety and creamy i was amazed :)
i cant really give precise doses because with vegetable soups i tend to measure things roughly just with a look.. besides, maybe it's the fact that i love vegetables, maybe it's because i know if i have just the soup i'll be damn hungry in 2hours, i tend to make a lot of it eheh
broccoli&potato soup
500g potato
500g broccoli
100ml cream
chicken stock
olive oil
100ml cream
garlic and chili pepper
parmesan cheese

boil the vegetables, chopped, in chicken stock. if the stock is good and well balanced, it wont need to add salt to the soup. strain them a moment before they're completely done and let cool a bit.
put the vegetables and some few spoons of stock in the mixer and mix them well, till they make a soft creamy mixture.
in the meanwhile sautee some garlic with olive oil in a saucepan, then pour the broccoli mixture, the cream and the chili pepper. stir well and cook on a low heat for about 10min, adding some spoons of stock if needed.
serve grating some parmesan cheese all over the soup and accompany with some toasted bread slices.

1 comment:

Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

Hmm, Broccoli Potato Soup, eh? Sounds interesting. I'll have to try it sometime :]