Lush Broccoli Soup

This is I nice cream broccoli soup ideal for a cold and chilly day. The streaky bacon gives that touch of saltiness to enrich the flavour and of this wholesome bowl of green joy.

Lush Broccoli Soup

Ingredients
Yield: 4 to 6 people

1 Large Broccoli
1 Large Onion
2 Pieces Fresh Garlic
1 Large Leek
3 Sticks Local Celery
3 Medium Potatoes
½ Glass White Wine
3 Tbsp Cream Cheese (optional)
Large Knob of Butter & Olive Oil
½ Tsp Nutmeg
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Litre Boiling Water
Streaky Bacon to Garnish

Method

Peel, trim and wash the onion, garlic and leek. Cook in the melted butter and olive oil for about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the local celery and the white wine. Cook for a few minutes and add the broccoli and potatoes. Add the boiling water and season. Cook for about 40 minutes. Remove from heat, stand for a few minutes, and then blend until smooth and even. Add the cream cheese, blend and serve with rashes of grilled streaky bacon on top.

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This recipe has been reproduced from the foodie | Issue 19 (Jan-Feb 2012).