I found myself facing a glut of broccoli the other night. You see, both my boyfriend (yep... you read that right! Not so single anymore. Yay!!!)
... both my boyfriend and I bought giant bunches of broccoli and it needed to get used up ASAP! I've never made broccoli soup before but I thought I would take a stab at it.
Here's what I did:
Diced 1/2 an onion and a couple ribs of celery then sauteed that in some olive oil. I threw in a pealed and diced Yukon Gold potato and let that sautee along side the aromatics. (I thought that the potato would add some heft to the soup, and it did. Yum!) Next in, 2 1/2-3 cups of diced broccoli and a box of chicken stock and a generous pinch of salt.
I let that simmer over medium heat for a good long while, lice 20-30 minutes, then brought out my trusty Braun Hand Blender (you know, the one I got from the infomercial oh so many years ago.) Buzz, buzz, buzzed the soup to make it creamy. Then I added about 1/2 a cup of cream, freshly cracked pepper, and some freshly grated nutmeg. Let that simmer until the rest of dinner was cooked (sauteed petrale sole.) Tasted for seasoning and voilà!
Cream of broccoli soup.