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Old 03-08-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Any cream of broccoli soup ideas?

I have my very own simple cream of broccoli recipe but would like to tweak it a bit. It contains fresh chopped onions, garlic, broccoli, chicken stock, flour, butter, milk and cheddar cheese. Anyone have something different? Would adding chicken and/or rice make this recipe taste better? I need some variations since I need to cook this broccoli tonight before it goes bad in the fridge. Thanks in advance everyone.

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Old 03-08-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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Sounds a lot like my recipe with the exception that I add leeks and a little lemon juice.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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Add crab, shrimp, or clams, serve over noodles or rice, sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake as a gratin in ramekins, or make a souffle. If serving as a soup, add some beer.
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Sub the cheddar cheese for marscapone cheese.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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I have my very own simple cream of broccoli recipe but would like to tweak it a bit. It contains fresh chopped onions, garlic, broccoli, chicken stock, flour, butter, milk and cheddar cheese. Anyone have something different? Would adding chicken and/or rice make this recipe taste better? I need some variations since I need to cook this broccoli tonight before it goes bad in the fridge. Thanks in advance everyone.
Dina, would love to see your recipe. If you need to use up the broc., I have many recipes.

IC, mascarpone in soup? Never occured to me. Great idea.
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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Ironchef,
Have no mascarpone but cream cheese. Would that work?

Mish,
The recipe ingredients are listed in my original post. I really don't have measurements as I toss everything in and taste as I go. Make sure you saute the veggies in butter, toss garlic for one minute (don't overcook garlic or it will turn bitter), toss in the flour and make a rough, gradually add the milk and whisk to dissolve flour, add chicken stock and other spices you like in there (pepper, cayanne, paprika, etc), let it simmer for 20 minutes, add the chopped broccoli and cook until desired tenderness of broccoli, add cheddar at the end and let it melt, give it another toss and serve over a bed of white rice. Enjoy.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Here's a super quick broc soup I've made for years:

Cut broccoli into bite sized pieces, put into a casserole type dish and microwave with a bit of water/butter till nearly soft

Meanwhile, put about a pound of frozen hash brown potato cubes in a soup kettle (it's about 1/2 package) and add water till it's just covered. Add chicken bouillon cubes (as many as you'd like). Heat till it boils. Add 2 cans creamed corn, 2 cans evaporated milk, salt and pepper. Add broccoli and stir together. Cook another few minutes till flavors are incorporated. Serve each bowl with grated cheddar on top.
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Jkath, I never thought about using frozen hash browns in soup. Thanks for the tip!
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Mom taught me that one and I've used 'em ever since! Talk about a time saver!
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Dina, cream cheese would not work. It's not comparable with marscapone.
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