Broccoli and Stilton Soup

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by twissis

From the *Best Ever Chicken* Cookbook edited by Linda Fraser ---- There are many broccoli cheese soup recipes on RZ, but I could not find a single one using Stilton cheese & we love it. Per the intro, "A very easy, but rich soup -- Choose something simple to follow it, such as plainly roasted or grilled meat, poultry or fish." *Enjoy* !

Top Review by Luckyarsenal

Easy to make and tasted fabulous

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 340.19 g fresh broccoli (may sub frozen florets)
  • 29.58 ml butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 leek (chopped)
  • 1 small potato (cut in sml chunks)
  • 591.47 ml chicken stock
  • 295.73 ml milk
  • 44.37 ml double cream (heavy cream)
  • 113.39 g Stilton cheese (crumbled, may use the other British variety of Blue)
  • salt and black pepper (to taste pref)

Directions

  1. Break broccoli into florets & roughly chop any tough stems. Set aside 2 sml florets for garnish.
  2. Melt butter in a lrg pan & cook the onion & leek till soft, but not caramelized. Add broccoli & potato, then pour in the stock. Cover & simmer for 15-20 min, till tender.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then puree the soup in a blender or food proc. (I will use my immersion blender for this). Return soup to the pan.
  4. Add milk + cream, season w/salt & pepper to taste pref & reheat gently. At the last moment, add Stilton cheese & stir soup till the cheese just melts. DO NOT BOIL.
  5. Cut reserved broccoli florets into thin slices. Ladle soup into warmed bowls & garnish w/sliced broccoli & freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

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