Broccoli and Stilton soup

This broccoli and Stilton soup recipe is a great soup recipe to try.  Add some Stilton cheese to make a great broccoli and cheese soup.  If you are looking for a recipe for broccoli, this is well worth a try.

 

Ingredients – Serves 4 | Cooking time 60 mins

  •  400g broccoli florets
  • 200g potatoes
  • 50g onions
  • 100g apples
  • 50g celery
  • 200g Stilton cheese
  • 200g double cream
  • Approx. 1½l vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt / pepper

Mise en place

  1. Make the vegetable stock.
  2. Chop the broccoli into smaller pieces and wash well under cold running water.
  3. Wash and peel the potatoes and chop into ½” dice.
  4. Wash and chop the celery into ½” dice.
  5. Peel, core and chop the apple into ½” dice.
  6. Chop the onion into ½” dice.
  7. With your fingers, gently break up the Stilton.  Put a little aside for garnish.

Method

  1. Put the broccoli, onions, potatoes, celery and apple into a large saucepan.  Add the stock and bring to the boil.  Turn down the heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes, skimming if necessary.  Season to taste.
  2. Remove from the heat, allow to cool slightly, and carefully pour into a blender and blend the soup to a smooth liquid.  Return to the saucepan.
  3. Return to a gentle heat, add the Stilton (saving some for garnish) and stir gently until the Stilton has melted.  Correct the seasoning and consistency.
  4. Add the cream (leave some for garnish) and simmer for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Ladle the broccoli and Stilton soup into warm soup bowls and garnish with a few small pieces of Stilton.  Serve this broccoli soup with chunks of warm French bread.

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