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Chef Gordon Ramsay shares his recipe for broccoli soup -- intensely flavorful with only a few ingredients!
"Broccoli soup is my all-time favorite food, and this recipe didn't disappoint. I was unsure if it'd have enough flavor given that it's just broccoli and water, but boy was I wrong. This soup has a lovely, mellow, full broccoli taste, without any cream, potatoes or excessive salt needed. Do remember to salt the boiling water liberally, though, and don't forget the black pepper. The goat cheese really adds a nice flavor dimension as well - do follow the recommendation and add a slice to the soup bowl."- subhuman85
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Cut the florets off the heads of broccoli. Cut the stems into similarly sized pieces. Add all of the broccoli -- florets and stems -- into a pot of rapidly-boiling, salted water (2 tablespoons salt in 5 quarts of water). Cover. Cook 3.5 to 4 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, put the cooked broccoli pieces into a blender. Fill blender about halfway with cooking liquid. Blend carefully since it's hot. Add more cooking liquid as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Check seasonings.
If desired, add cheese (goat cheese or cheddar cheese) to the bottom of the bowl before pouring the soup in. Serve, drizzled with olive oil if desired.
Add some shredded cheddar cheese to the bottom of the bowl before putting the soup in for a simple, tasty broccoli cheese soup.
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Jon5449 11 month agoYumm. Better with a little cheddar cheese.
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vogelap 12 months ago@Srkstl: Check YouTube or Google for 'broccoli soup gordon ramsay'
Srkstl 1 year agoI can't imagine this is a Gordon Ramsay recipe. It has a major texture issue and is only as good as the cheese you add.
crystalcollins1 1 year agoFirst time using goat cheese. Definately adds a different little kick to it! I found the goat cheese tasted funny by itself but gave the broccoli soup an interesting creamy flavor! It was great! No need for olive oil. Just adds hidden unnecessary oil/fat to food.
psychlohexane 1 year agoI've made this a few times after I saw him make it on KN or HK, can't remember which. Love it, so much better than typical Broc/cheese soup that you get from the sandwich shops.
Fruitveggirl 1 year agoIm giving the recipe as its written 3 stars. I thought it was ok, but a little bland -- like watery baby food. I added a small clove of garlic and a about 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to the blender. With just a couple small adjustments, it was really fabulous. blender. With the adjustment, it went from ok to really fabulous.
chriscmcd 1 year agoTruly delicious and super easy. I might use a hand blender for a bigger batch. Hearty and simply good.
Robpugl 1 year agoBig big payoff for very little effort. Even the kids love it.
Danny_Jazz 1 year ago
Kjarett1 2 years agoVery good, just make sure you have the correct amount of salt! Remember you can always add water and salt, not take away...
Vickallah 2 years agoFabulous! Simple to make for a very healthy lifestyle. My family loved it. Sadly there were no leftovers. Next time I will double it! Thank you
Kjarett1 2 years agoI found it is all about having the right amount of salt and not adding to much of the water when blending the broccoli. Otherwise it was surprisingly really good.
wyattj 2 years agoThis takes just a little longer than the boiling and the 4 minute period. The stuff you add after gives it the interest.
mapexonly 2 years agoBest ever and sooooooooo simple
Clanfieldchef 3 years agoVery simple to make, filling too. Was amazed at how nice it tasted.
Joyce408 3 years agoThis was so easy to make and you can dress it up in countless ways. Try a swirl of red pepper puree or top with parmesean crisps or croutons. I had it just like the original, poured over shredded cheese. I used fresh broccoli from my farm share, the flavor was intense!
JFlores 3 years agoI have made this recipe twice, and both times they have been excellent! You can really vary the recipe by adding your own twist, such as changing up the cheese or adding more vegetable toppers. Nonetheless, the base soup itself is flavorful with excellent texture. Nothing will suit you more on a cold winter day than this particular soup!
fearinglyndsay 4 years agoThis tastes like pureed broccoli. Very bland.
Greenhouse 4 years agoI use 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt, which is plenty to my taste. I skip the olive oil addition, but wow is it excellent over some goat cheese chevre. This recipe is a great dinner in 15 minutes, if you have a loaf of bread and use one of those big Costco bags of cleaned and trimmed florets. I think chicken stock could be gilding the lily - try it with H2O first and see how great it is (and cheaper, healthier, more simple.)