Broccoli Cheese Soup

I followed this  recipe from BigOven.com fairly closely.  Only big variation was that i think it a waste just to use the florets ... so i steam the stocks, puree them in food processor and add them back to the soup.  It does make it thicker and more Brocollie-ee.  Me i think it was an improvement ... denise said the soup at BJ's was thinner and she seemed to like that better ... but she said mine was good too.

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Inspired by a dish from BJ's
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This soup was inspired by BJ's version which was good too.

The only complaint i have with the BJ's experience is that they don't provide WiFi.

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  1. food
  2. restaurants
  3. soup
  4. broccoli
  5. cheese
  6. bjsbrewhouse.com
  7. broccoli soup
  8. item 14280

Comments


Seth says
This was my attempt to make broccoli soup shout broccoli taste.   I started with 4 heads of broccoli, chopped and boiled two of them for about 30 minutes, kept the water and used it instead of chicken stock, put that broccoli in the blender and made it very smooth. The remaining heads i flouretted and discarded the stems.   That's all that was in this soup except of course the onions, cheese, cream, and flour. 

Ok, ok it tasted like broccoli but it didn't shout it like soup above from Sanford's.  I'm gonna need to learn the technique of preserving a subtle flavor into the final dish.

Seth says
Broccoli soup at Sanford's.  Thing about it was that they really did preserve the broccoli taste ... lighter than mine, simpler, cleaner, but just as tasty .... something to think about.

Seth says
Here is another batch.  Here i added celery and onions and used coconut milk instead of half and half.  I also added some smokey baked garlic which worked great and needs more next time.  And the biggest change was not to simmer the soup so long after adding the flouretts ... 10 minutes is plenty enough because the crisper the broccoli is the better.

Seth says
compare recipe to this one

Seth says
seth 2015-11-17 11:53:12 14820

made inspired again by Stantons's and this time rougfly followed the  by recipe above.   it ended up very cheesy but denise gave it 5 stars. 

i sautueed and pureed the stems separate in olive oil and added them to the onions and carrots sauteed in butter.  still did not get broccoli  coming through loud and clear. 

good though ... 2 days worth. 

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