oftt

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Print Email

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup minced shallots
3/4 pound broccoli, chopped coarse (about 3 1/2 cups)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste

Salt and ground black pepper.

In a heavy saucepan cook the shallots in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, until soft about 8-10 minutes. Add the broccoli, the broth, and the water, and simmer the mixture, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the broccoli is very tender.

In a blender, purée the soup in batches until it is smooth, transferring it as it is puréed to another heavy saucepan. Whisk in  heavy cream and lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste, heat the soup over moderately low heat until hot, about 3 minutes. Do not let the soup boil.

Serve immediately.

 

Adapted from Cooks Illustrated Soups & Stews

 

 

restaurant news

New Shanghai Seems Like Old Times
Boston
by Kitty Kaufman

playmepianoThings we like about Chinatown: it's close, you can park on the street and there's always adventure. This is one of those days: not only do we park but there's a piano on the sidewalk under the...

Read more...
New York City Through a Foodie's Eyes
New York
by David Latt

eataly.jpgIf you are a foodie visiting New York, you're probably planning on visiting Mario Batali's Eataly where you'll wander the crowded aisles a bit dazed. Glass fronted counters and small eating...

Read more...
Caracol Mexican Coastal Cuisine
Texas
by Nancy Ellison

caracolCaracol is not my idea of a Mexican Restaurant. My idea of a Mexican restaurant is that small family owned local café in Toluca Lake or Carmen’s on 3rd St. that we would go to on Thursday night,...

Read more...
Grand Central Market, the Hottest Destination in Downtown L.A.
Los Angeles
by David Latt

centralmarketLocated on Broadway and Hill between 2nd and 3rd, The Grand Central Market reflects the changes sweeping over Downtown Los Angeles. Long before farmers markets appeared all over LA, the Grand...

Read more...