The fall weather calls for a bowl of this creamy caramelised broccoli soup. Caramelizing the broccoli before blending it into a smooth soup. You can top this soup with whatever you like, or eat it plain.
Creamy Caramelised Broccoli Soup
- One broccoli head broken into florets
- One-Fourth Cup Olive Oil
- 1 small diced onion
- Minced Garlic from 3 Cloves
- two cups of vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup of full-fat cream
- a quarter cup of grated Parmesan
- pepper and salt to taste
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C).
- Cook the broccoli florets for 3 minutes in a large pot of salted water once it has come to a boil.
- The broccoli should be drained and then spread out on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the broccoli with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper after it has been drizzled with olive oil. Mix thoroughly by tossing.
- Put into an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees and roast for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Meanwhile, bring the butter to a simmer over medium heat in a saucepan. When the onion has softened, about 5 minutes, add it to the pan.
- Cook for an additional minute after adding the flour and whisking in the chicken broth. Add another 5 minutes to the cooking time if you want a thicker sauce.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and roasted broccoli until everything is evenly distributed. Blend thoroughly with an immersion blender until smooth (I like mine fairly smooth). Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
How to Make Broccoli Caramelize Just Right
1. Try some crisp, new broccoli first. It needs to be a vibrant shade of green and quite firm. Any broccoli that is turning yellow or brown should be discarded.
2. The cooking time of the broccoli will be reduced if you cut it into uniform pieces. Both the florets and the stalk can be cut into small pieces for easier eating.
3. Before beginning to caramelise the broccoli, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and spread the broccoli out in a single layer. If you want your pieces to brown evenly in the oven, make sure they are not touching.
5. Season the broccoli with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle it with olive oil. Toss the broccoli with the oil so that it is evenly coated.
6. Broccoli should be fork-tender and caramelised on the edges after being roasted in the oven for 20-25 minutes with a few stirs during cooking.
7. Eat while still steaming hot! You can eat it straight out of the bag, or you can toss it into your favourite soup, pasta, or stir-fry recipes.
Other Potential Recipe Permutations
Broccoli, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, has a flavour that’s nutty and grassy at the same time. There’s a lot of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate in here.
You can customise this soup to your taste with little effort. Feel free to leave out the caramelised onions if you’re not a fan. You can also use cauliflower or Brussels sprouts in place of the broccoli. Don’t care for creamy soups? Sure thing! Remove the heavy cream and replace it with broth.
In need of some more protein in your diet? Add some cooked chicken or prawn to the dish and stir to combine. For an even heartier meal, you could throw in some cooked rice or quinoa. To enhance the flavour and texture, sprinkle on some shredded cheese, diced avocado, or croutons.
Data on Dietary Content
The broccoli in this caramelised cream soup is not only nutritious, but also delicious. This soup is an excellent source of many nutrients, including the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, as well as fibre, manganese, and vitamins A, B6, and E. The low calorie and fat content of this soup makes it an excellent selection for either a light meal or a snack.
We sincerely trust you enjoyed our recipe for caramelised broccoli soup. This tasty soup is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavour of broccoli without resorting to bland substitutes. It’s simple to prepare and serves as a warm and welcoming meal for friends and family. This recipe will satisfy your cravings for something warm and hearty on a chilly night or for something new and exciting to try in the kitchen. Enjoy!