I made soup adapted from Emeril's Cream of Broccoli recipe tonight, and I LOVED it. I don't think Jay liked it as much as I did though... he didn't eat as much as he usually does. He swears he liked it, but I don't believe him. :)
I am always intimidated at the thought of making soup, but this was really easy and turned out yummy and filling. I am definitely going to be making it again
My sister-in-law typed out the recipe and sent it to me, so I don't have a link and can't find the exact recipe she had. But here are his original ingredients/what I used, and the process I did...it's a bit different from the original, anyhoo :)
3T olive oil--I never measure oil, do you?
1c. sliced leeks, the white part -- I used 1 small organic onion
1lb. broccoli--I used a 1lb. frozen bag of organic broccoli - easy breezy
2 bay leaves
1/4t pepper --I never measure S/P either...or any spice, for that matter :)
1/8t allspice--We don't have allspice, so I used a mix of cinnamon, ginger,
and a teeny bit of Chinese Five Spice powder
4c. vegetable stock
Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, broccoli, bay leaves, S/P, spices. Add stock, bring to boil, reduce to a simmer and leave 15 minutes. *Take out bay leaves.* Add milk.
Puree in batches in blender. The first batch I pureed TOO much, and the second 2 I did a bit less. Next time, I will probably puree it even less.
We had it with shredded cheese on top and home made croutons a la Jay.
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