Broccoli and roasted garlic soup
- 1 head garlic large
- olive oil
- black pepper freshly ground
- 800 g broccoli
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 onion chopped
- 350 g potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1400 ml chicken broth or vegetable broth
Heat the oven to 200° C.
To roast the garlic, cut off the top 1 cm of the garlic head to make a “lid.” Drizzle the cut surfaces with a little olive oil and season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Replace the lid. Wrap the garlic in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until the garlic is tender and a rich golden color, about 45 minutes. Unwrap and cool.
Meanwhile, cut the florets from the broccoli stalks. Coarsely chop the florets, then peel and coarsely chop the stalks.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, then add the onion and cover with a lid. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped broccoli and potato.
Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and partially cover the pot. Simmer until the potato is very tender, about 30 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, squeeze the roasted garlic into the pot, discarding the hulls. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Puree the soup in batches using a blender. Serve hot with crunchy croutons and “crême fraiche”.
Recipe found on https://www.latimes.com/la-fo-broccoli-story.html
By Susan LaTempa, 22nd October 2008
Adapted from “Autumn Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy With Family and Friends” by Rick Rodgers.
Photography by Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times