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recipe:broccolicheesesoup [2013/10/24 17:45] (current)
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 +====== Broccoli Cheese Soup ======
 +  *2 Tbsp unsalted butter
 +  *2 lbs broccoli - florets chopped 1" pieces, stems trimmed, peeled, cut into 1/4" slices
 +  *1 medium onion - rough chop
 +  *2 med garlic cloves - chopped (2 tsp)
 +  *1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
 +  *pinch cayenne pepper
 +  *3-4 cups water
 +  *1/4 tsp baking soda
 +  *2 cups vegetable or low sodium chicken broth 
 +  *2 oz. baby spinach
 +  *3 oz. sharp cheddar cheese - shredded
 +  *1 1/2 oz. Parmesan cheese - grated fine + extra for serving garnish
 +  *ground black pepper
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 +  - Heat butter in large soup pot. When foaming subsides, add broccoli, onion, garlic, mustard, cayenne and 1 tsp salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant about 6 min.
 +  - Add 1 cup water and baking soda. Bring to simmer, cover, and cook until broccoli is very soft, about 20 min., stirring once during cooking.
 +  - Add broth and 2 cups water and increase heat to bring to simmer. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 min.
 +  - Transfer half of soup to blender, add cheddar and Parmesan, and blend until smooth, about 1 min. Repeat with remaining soup. return to pot and bring to simmer. Adjust consistency with additional water if required. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
 +  - Serve, passing extra Parmesan.
  
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 +  Serves: 6-8      Total cook time: 30min 
 +  Source: Cook's Illustrated
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 +{{tag>​food soup vegetarian}}
recipe/broccolicheesesoup.txt ยท Last modified: 2013/10/24 17:45 by rob