Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Broccoli Soup

It was quite a boring Chinese New Year's eve. My in law's are not celebrating the new year due to grandma in law passed away in a week before the Chinese New Year. Nothing much to enjoy during this festival. After a simple family dinner, I spend my time watching Asian Food Channel. Coincidently, I spotted one simple recipe from Chef At Home. Micheal Smith cooked a tempting broccoli soup on the show.  Immediately, I jotted down the ingredients and get ready to cook it when I get back home. :) So, I'm here to share this delicious soup with you. Enjoy!

Broccoli Soup
Serves 2

1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 broccoli, get the stem sliced and the rest cut into florets
1 potato, peeled and julienned
400-500ml chicken stock (adjust based on your preference)
shredded cheddar cheese
olive oil

dashes of black pepper powder
dashes of nutmeg powder
salt to taste

1. Heat up generous amount of olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté onion till soften, and add garlic to combine.
2. Add julienned potato and stir-fry.
3. Pour the chicken stock into the saucepan and bring for simmering.
4. Add broccoli stem to the soup. Leave it simmering till the broccoli stem turn soft.
5. Leave the soup cooled before blend it into smooth texture.
6. Return the soup to the saucepan. Add broccoli florets and bring to a boil.
7. Add seasoning to taste. Off the flame and add in shredded cheddar cheese. Serve hot.


Joanne said...

I'm sorry you didn't really celebrate CNY and my condolences to your family! On a brighter note, this soup looks delicious. Quite comforting.

j3ss kitch3n said...

oh dear i'm sorry that you missed out on the cny celebrations! but the broccoli soup looks so comforting with the garlic bread (if i guessed correctly!) must be uber soothing!

Three-Cookies said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am glad you did because now i have discovered your awesome blog. I like the recipes and your photos are superb

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

The soup looks great and comforting.
Take a good rest this year instead and sometimes CNY is rather tiring!! I'm sleeping for 2 days now to recover from the fatigue after running around for so many days.

Priti said...

Soup looks so perfect ....I just got broccoli ...shall try

Anncoo said...

Sorry to hear about the sad news but this soup looks so comforting. Take care :)

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I have been craving broccoli soup. Can't wait to try your version. Thanks for sharing!

tigerfish said...

Tasty nutritious "green" soup :)

Priya said...

Delicious and hearty soup.

Shannon said...

i could surely cozy up with a big bowl of that now!!!

Juliana said...

Oh! Sorry that you did not celebrate the Chinese New Year...the broccoli soup sure looks yummie, so creamy and tasty. Great photos as always :-)

TasteHongKong said...

Let's 'Cheers' with this nice soup! And take care!

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Your broccoli soup looks simply delicious! I remember when I first heard of broccoli soup it did not sound appealing but I totally loved it after trying it out.

Mary said...

It does sound like a wonderful soup and your photos of it are beautiful.

I am so sorry you lost such an important
family member just before the holiday. That makes her passing even more difficult for everyone to deal with. Please accept my condolences. Blessings...Mary

daphne said...

simple food to its best. I love how u didnt add cream to this soup..and the little pieces of garlic bread!!!

Anonymous said...

Yummy soup.

Lauren's Latest said...

Rats! Sorry you missed it! On the bright side, broccoli soup is pretty delicious stuff no matter how you make it!

Blackswan said...

Hey, thks for visiting Luxury Indulgence & bringing me to your nice blog!

Great recipe! I'm following you now & hope you'll do the same :) Looking fwd to more sharing!

Stella said...

Yummo! Your photo made me really want a bowl of this. Broccoli soup is one of my favorites. Yours looks perfect:)!
p.s. Your blog looks great btw. I've been out of the loop and not blogging as much, so I don't know when it happened. Lovely though-really!


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