Monday, December 20, 2010

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese Soup


25g/1 oz butter
1 onion, chopped
1 spray of fresh taragon, finely chopped
2 large potatoes, peeled and grated (or finely chopped)
1.75 litres/1 1/2 pints vegetable stock
700g/1 1/2 lb broccoli, chopped
175g/6 oz cheddar cheese, grated
1 tblsp finely chopped parsley (optional)
salt & pepper


1. Melt the butter and soften the onion
2. Add the taragon, potatoes and salt & pepper
3. Stir throughly and pour in sufficient stock to cover, bring to the boil
4. Cover and simmer for 10 mins
5. Meanwhile boil the broccoli with the rest of the stock
6. Liquidise the potato and broccoli together and return to a large saucepan
7. Stir in the grated cheese and parsley
8. Heat through without boiling

Serves : 6 - 8
Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 20 - 30 mins

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