Monday, July 10, 2006


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.

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!


beaufount said...

what a dish! (the man!)
what a dish! (the soup!)
blend away! - yeah, motivation is EVERYTHING!

beaufount said...

Dear ms. eviedee,
thank you so much for providing the gorgeous pictures! it is so heart warming to have a reason to live! i look forward to trying this delicious recipe. thank you again for keeping me alive!
heartwarmed in Hanover, MA.
p.s. where'd you get the man? i want one in my kitchen, too. do you have a recipe for love and match making?

Micah said...

I just ate a bowl. Mmmmm, delicious. I must be pretty special to inspire such a tasty soup.