TREES WITH NO LEAVES

Broccoli Stem Soup

    Servings: 1 (half a liter of soup)  Prep time: 5-10 mins  Total time: 30 mins     Ingredients:  3 stalks broccoli  1 small onion  1 clove garlic  1 cup water or Vegetable stalk  1 cup cream  1 tbs butter  1 tablespoon olive oil  zest of 1 lemon     Directions:  1. Preheat oven to 400F  2. Boil water  3. Peel and cut broccoli stems in 1/2 inch cubes (or 1 inch), cut onion in half  4. Blanch stems in water for 1 minute   5. Strain the stems out of the water   6. Toss the steams, garlic, and onion with olive oil and salt & pepper to taste  7. Roast stems, garlic, onion in the oven for 20-25 mins (should be able to stick a knife smoothly through the stem)  8. Blend all ingredients      Optional Garnish: sweet Chipotle roasted almonds  Ingredients: 5 almonds, 1/2 tsp chipotle puree, 1 tsp sugar  Directions: toss together, put in the oven at 450F for 5 minutes

 

Servings: 1 (half a liter of soup)

Prep time: 5-10 mins

Total time: 30 mins

 

Ingredients:

3 stalks broccoli

1 small onion

1 clove garlic

1 cup water or Vegetable stalk

1 cup cream

1 tbs butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

zest of 1 lemon

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F

2. Boil water

3. Peel and cut broccoli stems in 1/2 inch cubes (or 1 inch), cut onion in half

4. Blanch stems in water for 1 minute 

5. Strain the stems out of the water 

6. Toss the steams, garlic, and onion with olive oil and salt & pepper to taste

7. Roast stems, garlic, onion in the oven for 20-25 mins (should be able to stick a knife smoothly through the stem)

8. Blend all ingredients 

 

Optional Garnish: sweet Chipotle roasted almonds

Ingredients: 5 almonds, 1/2 tsp chipotle puree, 1 tsp sugar

Directions: toss together, put in the oven at 450F for 5 minutes

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