Sunday, December 18, 2005

Broccoli Soup w. Goat Cheese

This recipe is from Gordon Ramsey, so it should taste positively enraged (catch him on television to see what I'm referring to). Actually, this is an extremely simple soup, the base of it is essentially broccoli, water, and salt. Tastes clean and fresh, it would be a great way to celebrate harvesting broccoli from your home garden. I'll be making this again.

1 kg broccoli
Sea salt and cracked pepper
4 slices soft goat’s cheese
walnuts, lightly toasted
Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle

1 Cut the broccoli into florets. Bring 800ml salted water to the boil in a pan, add the broccoli and simmer for about 4 minutes until tender but still bright green. Drain, reserving the liquid.

2 Whiz the broccoli in a food processor with enough of the liquid to half-fill the chamber, to give a velvety texture.

3 Reheat the soup in the pan; adjust the salt for taste. Put the goat’s cheese slices into warm soup bowls and pour in the soup, to one side. Top with the nuts, grind over some pepper and drizzle with olive oil to serve.

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