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Eat! | Broccoli and Stilton Soup

In spite of being vegetarian, I have to admit I hate don’t particularly like eating certain veggies – broccoli being one them. This smooth blended, velvety version – combined with an assortment of other veggies and a generous amount of spicy blue cheese – somehow manages to make it a pleasure for me to eat, every time. A comforting, cold weather meal – which should go down well, with most of the family. Do let me know what you (& your friends, boyfriend, family, kids etc.) think, if you happen to try this…

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil (I used 3 tbsp of Greek olive oil)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1L low salt or homemade chicken or vegetable stock (being veggie, I used the latter)
  • 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 140g Stilton, or other blue cheese, crumbled
  • (Onion and/ or garlic croutons and some extra, crumbled Stilton for serving)

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and then add the onions. Cook on a medium heat until soft. Add a splash of water if the onions start to catch.
  2. Add the celery, leek, potato and a knob of butter. Stir until melted, then cover with a lid. Allow to sweat for 5 minutes (I switched off the heat for this). Remove the lid.
  3. Pour in the stock and add any chunky bits of broccoli stalk. (Replace the lid &) Cook for approximately 15 minutes, until all the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add the rest of the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a blender (most probably in two to three batches) and blitz until smooth. Stir in the Stilton, allowing a few lumps to remain (I actually added the blue cheese before blitzing, allowing no lumps to remain – then added a crumbled bit of it on top as garnish along with a handful of garlic croutons, as seen in the pic above). Season with black pepper and serve.

{Recipe: BBC Good Food – January 2012}
[Adjustments to the original, marked in italics/ Image Β© Lifestyle Counter]

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10 Comments

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