|Christine's Simple Party Soups|
For the Broccoli soup, you just cook the veggies, broccoli and zucchini in some chicken or vegetable broth. If you do not have any broth on hand, you can use bouillon cubes and water. The liquid of your choosing is brought to a boil and then the cut up veggies are dropped in and seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook until the veggies are tender. The soup is then pureed in a blender or food processor. I used a stand blender and had a very smooth puree. Now you have a decision to make - do you want to serve the soup hot or cold. I chose to serve mine cold so I put it in the fridge until I was ready to serve it.
I poured the soup in glasses and topped the soup with a cream topping that was flavored with a pinch of salt and some ground cardamom.
The Broccoli soup was wonderful. A velvety texture with a rich veggie flavor. The soup was a beautiful color and the splash of cream added extra richness and color.
These soup recipes can be found on Pages 62-63 in "Around My French Table".