Thursday, February 16, 2012

Broccoli And Mushroom Soup


For a flavourful vegetable soup, it has to be a flavourful stock. For the stock, home made I'm sure you will agree is the best. Otherwise you can use store bought liquid stock or the cubes ones should be okay too.For this soup, I made the stock and added broccoli and button mushrooms. Garnished with spring onion.

For the stock
1 tbsp salted butter
2 sticks of celery - cut into pieces
1/2 ( about 80g) carrot - cut into pieces
1 large onion - quartered
1/2 liter of water

Other ingredients
300g (1/4) broccoli - cut into florets
200g (a handful) button mushrooms - sliced
5 garlic - chopped
5 shallots - chopped
2 sprigs spring onions - sliced
1 tbsp oil
Pepper and salt for taste

Method:
Heat butter and sauté the ingredients for the stock.
Pour 1 liter of water and simmer over low heat (for about 1 hour)
Drain and keep aside.
In heated oil, sauté shallots and garlic.
Add stock and season with salt and pepper.
Once heated through add broccoli.
Simmer to soften.
Add button mushrooms and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Before serving, garnish with spring onions.
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27 comments:

  1. Wow,what a simple and healthy soup,and yes i will serve this soup with rice,and that sauce on the side looks, sweet yummy and spicy :)
    Ridwan

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  2. I've never used butter in my stock what a great idea.

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  3. This is an interesting recipe! Do you have a close up shot of the soup?

    thanks =)

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  4. I love putting broccoli into the porridge too... =)

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  5. It looks like you solved the problem on the stock nicely. Everything looks delicious (as always)

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  6. Lovely recipe...Nice and healthy..

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  7. Mmmmmm....what a fabulous vegetable soup! So delicious. Glad you're back :)

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  8. :) another recipe to try ...crossing my fingers hope it jadi or else....

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  9. love broccoli. love soup. love this recipe.. will try it & thnx for sharing :)

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  10. Hi Nava, i also use cube stocks for my soups- saves time and flavorful too. But the tom yam flavor is lousy..

    Broccoli added mushrooms is perfect for my taste buds.
    Have a nice day

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  11. Thanks everyone for all the great comments, appreciate each one of it.

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  12. You are so perfect in recipe timing - it is cold, wet and rainy and this is a definite necessity! Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. I love broccoli, I cant stand mushrooms!
    Great presentation, thinking what can I replace mushrooms with!

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  14. What a healthy soup as I loved broccoli and mushroom! :)

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  15. Gosh this is delicious , :) i love the combination of the food presentation.

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  16. Yum recipe -- we are slurping so much soups these day. It's just too cold and this is so comforting :)

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  17. Stunning photos, Nava! The soup looks so delicious and comforting!

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  18. Your recipes are always so fantastic and you are a wonderfully sweet and friendly blogger – Here is an award to show you my appreciation :)
    http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/combination-chocolate-y-celebrations/

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. Sounds very delicious - I love both featured ingredients and would enjoy a bowl of this very much!

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  20. Another lovely vegetable recipe for me to keep

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  21. Looks absolutely awesome and perfect

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  22. Very nice and healthy soup. Love it. It looks super yummy :)

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  23. Such a neat healthy soup :) Like the idea of addition of spring onions for garnishing

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