Broccoli, Red Pepper, And Cheddar Chowder

Broccoli, Red Pepper, And Cheddar Chowder

Ready in 45 minutes

Creamy, spicy, cheesy, with an al dente vegetable twist.

"I loved this recipe. I added some shredded chicken to it and I used chicken stock instead of water. So instead of using the broccoli water try stock or broth and it's like perfect. 5 stars all the way great recipe"

- piemanrob

Top-ranked recipe named "Broccoli, Red Pepper, And Cheddar Chowder"

4.3 avg, 3 review(s) 100% would make again

Ingredients

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1 small head broccoli; 1/2 pound
1 large boiling potato; 1/2 pound
1 large Onion; chopped
1 red bell pepper; cut into 1/2" pieces
1 large clove garlic; finely chopped
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
2 tablespoons All-purpose flour
3/4 cup Heavy cream
6 ounces sharp Cheddar; coarsely grated, (1-1/2 cups)

Original recipe makes 8

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Preparation

Discard tough lower third of broccoli stem. Peel remaining stems and finely chop. Cut remaining broccoli into very small (1") florets. Cook florets in a large pot of boiling salted water, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking, then drain. Reserve 3 cups cooking water for chowder.

Peel potato and cut into 1/2" cubes. Cook potato, onion, bell pepper, broccoli stems, and garlic in butter in a 3 to 4 quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened 8 to 10 minutes. Add cumin, salt, pepper, and mustard and cook, stirring 1 minute. Add flour and cook, stirring, 2 minutes.

Add reserved cooking water and simmer (partially covered), stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in cream and cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted, then season with salt and pepper.

Puree about 2 cups of chowder in a blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids) and return to pot. Add florets and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.

PRESENTATION SUGGESTION: Save a few florets and float one or 2 on top of each serving.

adapted from a recipe by Gourmet Magazine

Notes

A pinch of baking soda in the cooking water keeps the broccoli from turning gray

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I loved this recipe. I added some shredded chicken to it and I used chicken stock instead of water. So instead of using the broccoli water try stock or broth and it's like perfect. 5 stars all the way great recipe
piemanrob 1 month ago
I liked how easy this recipe was to make. I did not have a red pepper so I just omitted it. I added extra cheddar and a little cayenne pepper to spice it up. Over all this is a good recipe.
Momiitz 4 years ago
A pinch of baking soda in the cooking water keeps the broccoli from turning gray [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 8 years ago
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