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Thursday, April 29, 2010

soup of the week #6

.....an oldy but a goody

Broccoli Cheese

Start off by sauteing:
1 lg. white onion
3 cloves of garlic, minced
with 3 T. butter
then add in your 2 lg. heads of broccoli
cut into medium sized pieces
(stems and all, just peel them)
saute them all getting as little color as possible, 
so keep the heat at about medium.
add 1/2 c. of flour and 1 T butter (only if needed)
1 T salt
stir till flour is coated
then add in 1 c. white wine
reduce a little 
then add in 1qt. chicken stock
cook until broccoli is tender
then use a hand mixer to puree soup
or put in the blend a little at a time
when soup is pureed to your liking
6 oz. cream cheese
2 c. heavy cream
and if you want 
2 oz white american cheese

stir until cheese is dissolved then season with salt and pepper
i like to serve this with homemade croutons and shredded cheddar cheese
or garlic roasted broccoli florets 

on a rainy spring day, this can take all the blues away!


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