Recipe by Mimi in Maine
This is a lovely creamed soup, thick with veggies and flavor. It is something to serve company with a loaf of homemade bread and a salad. A country inn near us serves a soup similar to this, and has for years attracted people with it. This is the closest to it that I can get. Sometimes I think that this is better. I think the unique flavor is the cumin. It is delicious.
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 small head of broccoli (separated)
- 1 sweet potato (chopped)
- 1 medium zucchini (diced)
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 teaspoons Cremora
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon tarragon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper
- 3⁄4 cup instant instant potato flakes
- 1 cup cream
Directions See How It's Made
- Note before you start; the basil, tarragon, and cumin are added to taste--keep tasing till you get it the way you want it.
- Break up the broccoli into flowerettes and simmer alone in another pan; set aside.
- Cover the bottom of a large pot with butter and saute onions till golden, but not brown.
- Add the sweet potato and zucchini.
- Stir till veggies are hot and then cover with the chicken stock.
- Put a colander down into the pot of liquid so that the liquid is up through the holes.
- Measure the stock because this determines how much Creamora to put in (1 teaspoon of Creamora to 1 cup of liquid) and with a whisk, whisk in the Cremora.
- Add the celery seed, nutmeg, basil, tarragon, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add the Potato Buds to the colander whisking all the time till it is thick.
- Then gently take out the colaner and stir. You can use more or less depending on the thickness that you like.
- Add the cream for extra richness (or a small can of evaporated milk would also do).
- Then add the broccoli using as much as you like.
- Do not boil this soup.