Monday, March 22, 2010

Creamy Broccoli and Tarragon Soup

We have loads of broccoli! There's only two of us, so cooking food that makes good leftovers makes sense. Time to make soup!


1 onion finely chopped
2tbsp butter or olive oil (I used a bit of both)
1 carrot finely chopped
1 stalk celery finely chopped

3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tsp tarragon
1 litre beef stock
150ml sour cream

2 heads of broccoli chopped into little florets
1/2 lime
Cheese slices with low melt threshold (e.g. castello)
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions in butter/oil for 5mins. Add carrot, celery, garlic and tarragon and cook on low for another 10mins. Add stock and bring to the boil. Add sour cream and broccoli and simmer for 15mins or so until the broccoli softens. Ladle batches of soup into the blender. But, don't get too carried away. Some of the natural texture is tasty. Squeeze lime juice in just before serving.

Add cheese and chives on top

Watch it melt! Nommy. :)

This is a really filling soup! I tried to eat a slice of toast after a big bowl and it was overwhelming.

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