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Broccoli Leak Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Broccoli Leak Soup, by , is from The Beach Club Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

The Gardner Family
Added: Tuesday, April 22, 2008


1 large bunch broccoli (about 1 pound)
1 T. olive oil
1 T. unsalted butter
2 medium leeks, white & light green parts only, thinly sliced
1 med. baking potato, peeled & cut into 1 in. pieces
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
tsp. salt
3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
pinch ground pepper
cup snipped chives
cup half-and-half (optional)

1.) Separate broccoli stems from florets. Using a vegetable peeler, peel stems to remove tough outer layer, then slice into inch thick coins. Break or cut the florets into small pieces. Reserve stems and florets separately.
2.) In a medium saucepan, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until softened and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add broccoli stems, potato, & garlic, and cook 2-3 min. Add 3 cups water, broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover partially and simmer until broccoli and potato are tender, about 12 min.
3.) Add florets; bring to a boil and then simmer 5 minutes. Transfer soup in batches to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add half-and-half (if using) and chives, and reheat briefly.




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