Broccoli Soup

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This soup was modified from a recipe I found in the Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 1-2 tablespoons of garlic infused oil
  • 4 chopped scallions (green portion only)
  • 5 pounds of broccoli cut into small to medium pieces
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth or water
  • ½ cup of white wine (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup cream (substitute with lactose-free cream or omit if you cannot eat cream)

Directions:

  1. Heat garlic infused oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add green portion of the scallion for 1-2 minutes until the scallions are softened.
  2. Add broccoli, broth or water, and wine if using.
  3. Stir together and bring to a boil. Once soup has reached a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the soup cools, blend soup (I recommend using an insertion blender) until the broccoli is blended, 1-3 minutes depending on the blender you are using.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add cream and if bring to a simmer if eating it right away.

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