Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Weekend wrap-up, part one

Broccoli Soup

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small leek, white & light green parts only, finely sliced
4 tbsp butter
Salt & pepper
Guts from 6 baked potatoes or 3 peeled and diced raw potatoes
1 small head broccoli, stalk trimmed, all finely chopped
3 cups water
1 cup milk

Saute the onion and leek in the butter until soft, seasoning well with salt & pepper. Add the potatoes. If using raw, cook for 5 minutes; if using guts, break up and cook through until softened. Add broccoli and cook for about 10 mins until it's not so raw. Add water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add milk, stir, then blitz with an immersion blender until it's a nice puree. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes to blend flavors.

This is a good soup, not one I'd run over a basket of kittens for, but very hearty and healthy, even with the butter (I used 1% milk because that's what we keep in the house). You get about 6-8 servings at least. It's very nice with sourdough rolls on the side for dunking. You can also live dangerously and sprinkle the soup with some nice Pecorino Romano cheese. Yum.


puffthemagicrabbit said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!

Bridget said...

This looks and sounds yummy! (Plus no kittens were harmed in the making of it.)