Sunday, January 17, 2010

Creamy Roasted Garlic And Broccoli Soup

Creamy Roasted Garlic And Broccoli Soup

Today was the kind of weather that called for a warm spicy and comfy soup, would have been super be nice if it was served on the bed. Wanted to make something quick and this is my standard process for making any soups, vegetables vary but process remains the same. I use seasonal vegetables like squash, tomatoes, cauliflower etc. Today its broccoli right from the freezer.

Process for roasting Garlic

Garlic when roasted has very sweet taste and does not seem that pungent. Roasted garlic can be used in other dishes like pasta or mixed /added to butter and top sourdough bread, nothing beats the taste.

1. Cut garlic pod horizontally into two

2. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees

3. Rub olive oil on the cut side of garlic and wrap them completely in aluminum foil

4. Place the foil on the lower rack of the oven for about 20 minutes

1. Turn of the oven after 20 minutes and allow garlic to rest for few more minutes.

2. Once its cool, you can squeeze the garlic and it falls of the skin.

Ingredients for soup

Makes about 3 cups

2 cups frozen broccoli

½ cup milk/cream

½ tbsp curry powder (optional)

1 tbsp fresh ground pepper

3 cloves of roasted garlic

Salt according to taste


1. 1.Pressure cook broccoli in a cooker with salt, alternately cook in microwave with water on high for 5 minutes, make sure to add salt to the water

2. 2.When broccoli is cooked, use blender and blend Broccoli into creamy consistency

3. 3.Add milk and roasted garlic and blend all the ingredients till they turn creamy

4. 4.Add pepper and allow it boil for 4-5 minutes

5.Remove from heat and serve.

Top soup with toasted bread, pine nuts a dollop of fresh cream or butter and serve.

Makes for a comfort food during rainy days.


Happy Cook said...

Beautiful colour the soup is havind and i love the plae you have served the soup.

kitchen queen said...

refreshing delicious and a healthy soup.

Siri said...

Lovely color & I agree with you Sreelu - roasted garlic has such yummy taste to it and can be paired w/ anything.


bhairavi said...

Very nice Sridevi. Pressure cooking of Brocolli, will loose all the Vitamins. I would recommend, boiling on the stove top.

Asha said...

Lovely combo, both are my faves and what a gorgeous color.

Sreelu said...

HC,KQ - Thanks
Siri, I still have roasted garlic planning to make roasted garlic butter.
Bhairavi, hmmm point taken, did not actually realize this. Will try po MW next time.
Asha - Thanks dear !!

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