As you can guess now, I’m a great lover of vegetables. Especially in Winter, when I eat vegetable, I feel I’m getting more and more healthy. Broccoli is just one of them. This green vegetable is gaining more fame in Turkey day by day. It has at most a-10- year history here. Before that, it wasn’t known enough. For some years, we read and hear that broccoli has many vitamins and elements fighting with many diseases, especially cancer.
Today, almost all women in Turkey, are struggling with their husbands or children to make them eat this magical green. As we don’t have a child, my victim is my husband. I won the fight with this broccoli soup. As he is a real meat lover, he didn’t want to have such vegetables until this soup. You can’t believe; he wanted the second bowl.
• Half bunch of broccoli
• 1 small carrot
• 1 celery stalk
• 1 cup milk
• 1 tbsp flour
• 1 tbsp butter
• 2 cups hot water
• 2 cups meat(or chicken, your choice) broth
• 2 tsp salt
• 1 tsp balck pepper
• 2 tbsp cream
Wash and clean broccoli, carrot and celery stalk. Chop into big pieces.
Melt the butter in a pot and add flour in it. Saute it until golden. Pour milk in it and stir. Now put the chopped vegetables and stir for 5 minutes.
Now pour 2 cups meat broth and hot water. Add salt and bring it to boil.
After 20 minutes, when the vegetables are tender, take the pot from the flame. Puree the vegetables using a blender until smooth.
Then put the pot (if you like, change the pot with a clean one) on the flame back. Add black pepper and simmer it for 10 minutes. At this point, everyone at home should have the magical smell and come to the kitchen.
Before serving, garnish it with a tbsp cream.