I hate to blend.
Specifically, I hate to blend soup. While I embrace most kitchen tasks with enthusiasm, the thought of blending a soup will send me stumbling back to the cupboard for something (gasp!) instant. What could possibly motivate me to change my staunch anti blending position?
This man, who I love dearly, will not eat a soup of beans or chunky vegetables. This man will only eat a soup that has faced my arch nemesis, the blender. It is for this man that I discovered the joys of this soup.
Blended Broccoli Soup
2 TBLSP Butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 potato, peeled and diced
pinch of dried thyme
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
4 cups chicken broth
16 ounces frozen broccoli
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the potato, onion, thyme, and broth and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook uncovered until the potato is fork tender, about 10 minutes. Add the broccoli and simmer for 6 minutes.
Now here's the painful part! Puree the soup in batches in a blender. Aaak!
Return soup to pot and bring to a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in large bowls topped with obscene amounts of cheese and turkey bacon. Delish!