Thursday, 28 January 2010

Cream of Broccoli Soup

When broccoli goes on BOGO sale at the local supermarket, it's the perfect time to make Cream of Broccoli Soup.
Of course you'll need some butter, plenty of fresh broccoli, some garlic, a giant onion, and a tough guy armed with a potato peeler to help prepare it.

"Peeling onions is a tough job but somebody's gotta do it...."

Throw it all in a big pot until the onions are soft, add vegetable stock, and some freshly ground pepper and simmer until done.

Then into the blender until the mixture resembles green goo (YUCK! reminds me of goose poop, but much better tasting of course) and serve diluted with milk or light cream, with a generous dollop of sour cream stirred into the middle.

Callum loved it! Especially with slices of french bread to dip.

27 comments:

photowannabe said...

Hi Shammy, I have missed your posts. the brocolli soup sounds wonderful. I can see you had the best helper for making the soup.
Little guys can really occupy ones time but oh so worthwhile.
Sue

photowannabe said...

Oh yes, I was going to comment on your description of the color and consistancy of the soup.
VERY GRAPHIC!!!
Too funny but right on.

Beverly said...

I love your description of the soup. I was at a restaurant in St. Louis once where they made guacamole fresh at the table. One of the girls remarked that guacamole reminded her of something similar to what you mentioned. I won't name it here.

I never have like avocados, but after her remark, I surely won't eat them.

Craver Vii said...

Better tasting than goose poop? Perhaps, but can you use it to prop photo equipment in the park?

Tell Callum he is a handsome young man, and that he looks like he is a good helper.

Xtreme English said...

what else is very good, and similar, is cream of zucchini soup...chop up one zucchini or more, plus 4 or 5 garlic cloves, simmer in broth till soft, then BLEND and add cream or milk to taste...ditto salt & pepper. YUM

Hilary said...

Sounds and looks delicious. And that sweetie pie is delicious too.

dogbait said...

Looks awefully like zucchini soup and there's plenty of that around here.

madretz said...

oh my oh my, drooling over here! One of my very favorite soups! Jimmy hates broccoli so i've never made it. He needs to take a lesson from Callum!

CanadianSwiss said...

Awww. Callum is so cute! I'm glad to hear that he liked it. Lot's of kisd are not very fond of broccoli.

Granny Annie said...

What a yummy idea. I have never made cream of broccoli soup but may just give it a try. Wish I had a nice helper like yours:)

Ginnie said...

OMG! That is one darling g'son of your, Sham. The broccoli soup doesn't look bad either! :)

~Sheila~ said...

Mmmm! delish. You have a cute helper too. Grated cheddar makes a nice topping too.!
hugs
xx

Vagabonde said...

I have not made that soup for a while but it is good. I also make the cream of cauliflower soup – cauliflower pieces with 1 onion then blend with a can of cream of potato soup, add milk or cream, a bit of nutmeg and sprinkle with swiss cheese. I lile your helper – he looks eager. I have to be careful when posting this as I see my last comment never made it somehow. I guess I misread the word verification.

Dorothy said...

I love broccoli soup and what a great photo gallery of a beautiful grandson.

Dorothy from grammology
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OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, it sounds deeeee-licious.
I cannot believe he is almost two years old. He lloks so cute and grown-up, too.....I remember waiting for him to be born...! And now, you have a very efficient helper in the Kitchen....Will Wonders Never Cease! (lol)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE cream of broccoli soup. I MUST purchase some broccoli...today!

lettuce said...

mmmmmmmmmm soup is good

he's very cute - isnt' he getting big?!

Middle Ditch said...

Callum didn't seem to enjoy the onion very much, did he? But the soup looks lovely.

Wendy said...

Your grandsons are cute! And growing so fast! Can't believe it, except when I look at my own grandkids.

Broccoli soups sounds delicious, until you mentioned goose poop. That did it! Don't know if I'll make any soup. LOL!

I'll bet it was delicious.

Wendy said...

The Soup - not the Poop. LOL!

Ming the Merciless said...

What? You mean Cream of Broccoli doesn't always come in a can? :-)

Honestly, this is the first time I've seen (or heard) of anyone making Cream of Broccoli from scratch.

Glad to see you have an enthusiastic kitchen helper.

rosemary said...

That's one adorable helper.....and some really green soup.

Fennie said...

Lovely soup recipe! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have a one years old grandson. Nice to see what he will be into very soon.

You asked about my name, Fennie: it's short for Fenella. Are you a Fenella too? Sometimes I'm just Fen.

Squirrel of Nyack said...

I just bought a lovely bouquet of broccoli today!
Callum--well, they grow so fast!!! he's such a doll.

Squirrel of Nyack said...

I once ordered a mushroom soup in a pricey restaurant. it looked like .... well loose doody. It was too pricey not to eat--and it tasted fine--but it looked awful.

edward said...

oobleck soup!

dabrah said...

Actually it looks really delicious. I love broccoli.
It's nice to have a helper in the kitchen.