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Cream Of Broccoli Soup With Burnt Garlic And Orange

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Cream Of Broccoli Soup With Burnt Garlic And Orange
Cream Of Broccoli Soup With Burnt Garlic And Orange
  • Prep time
  • Cooking time
  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeDeli, Homestyle Cooking, Indian, Soups, Soul Food
  • Good for Lunch , Snacks , Dinner
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About this Recipe

This Cream of Broccoli soup with burnt Garlic and Orange is perfect, either you serve it hot with your favorite bread or sip it cold as is, it taste heaven. Instead of cream, I used low fat milk which makes the soup light and healthy. As broccoli after blending has a thick creamy texture, adding milk instead of cream will keep the broccoli flavor intact making it light on your tummy. You will be mesmerized with the rustic aroma of broccoli sauted in butter with garlic and herbs. A tinch of burnt garlic and orange dressing on the top will make this soup a pure delight to your taste buds.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 1 cup Broccoli florets
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 2 tbs fresh orange juice
  • ¼ tbs orange zest
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs butter at room temperature
  • 1½ tbs oregano
  • ½ tbs freshly ground pepper (or more as per taste)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock (Optional)
  • Salt to taste
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How to cook?
  1. Wash the broccoli florets in warm water nicely
  2. Now heat the pan and put butter in that, immediately add 1 spoon of olive oil inorder to prevent butter from burning
  3. Now put garlic and once they start turning golden, take out half a spoon from the pan and keep it aside
  4. Add shallots now
  5. Let it cook for 2-3 mins, then add broccoli florets
  6. Cook for 5 mins covering the lid, to soften the broccoli. Due to lid, all the flavours of garlic and shallots will be infused in broccoli
  7. Put some salt and oregano
  8. Now let it cook for another 2 mins and put off the gas
  9. Once the broccoli cools down
  10. Put it in a blender, add milk and blend well into a thick creamy mixture
  11. Pour the mixture in the same pan & boil for 2-3 mins
  12. Sprinkle some pepper – salt and stir wel
  13. If you see its getting too thick you can add vegetable stock or warm water.
  14. Meanwhile, in a small bowl take orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, burnt garlic that we kept aside and mix it well with some oregano and pinch of salt and mix well
  15. Since your dressing is ready, you can now start serving your soup
  16. Take 4 bowls of your choice and Pour equal amount of soup in each bowl
  17. Now put 1/2 teaspoon of dressing in each bowl and serve hot or cold as per your choice.
  18. This dressing is multipurpose; you can also make your favorite salad with this Orange and burnt garlic dressing.
Notes

1. If you dont have shallouts, you can use onions

2. The burnts garlic and orange dressing can be ussed in salads as well

3. Here no broth is used, but if you wish to add you can add some.

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Ask a question, give feedback or compliment Monika Patel

Yes Kirti, It gives a kick to the soup..Must try, you will love it!

Love Broccoli soup Winters and this soup goes so well together. But Addition of orange is different

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Naah! Not that fond of food