Thursday, April 28, 2011

Simply Soup

This recipe is actually from last Thursday, but the fact is I didn't have time to cook tonight ( I guess I could still do it now, but I just want to relax and enjoy being done with my final presentation) and this soup was too good to pass without a post.

I made this from leftover broccoli and it really is one of the easiest, but most delicious, soup recipes I have ever made. Then again, as I have admitted before, I am a soup addict. Still, I advise you take the hint and throw in your favorite vegetable to make a delicious and light dinner.

Broccoli Basil Soup (adapted from How To Cook Everything)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 3/4 lb. broccoli, sliced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • S & P
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  1. Put butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Once butter is melted, add vegetables and cook until slightly soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower heat so that stock bubbles and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thick and vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Season with S & P.
  3. Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to blender. Carefully puree soup. Add basil and blend once or twice to combine. Return soup to pot and heat over low heat.

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