For those of you broccoli growers wondering what to do with those straggler broccoli spears after you’ve harvested the main stalk:
Make broccoli soup! Here’s another “Lazies” recipe, though it’s recommended you use fresh chicken stock (add bouillon if desired) and make this ahead of time. As with everything you make yourself, planning saves time and aggravation!
Take care not to overcook broccoli or you’ll lose valuable nutrients (esp. C, E & B vitamins). From start to finish, this takes about 30 min., assuming your chicken stock is ready. I use a whole chicken to make the stock the day before.
- 1 large onion, diced
- 5 tblspns olive oil
- 3 qts chicken stock
- 6 cups broccoli, roughly diced in food processor
- chicken bouillon, salt & pepper to taste
- dollop sour cream (optional)
Heat oil, then add diced onions till golden. Add chicken stock and bring to boil, then reduce to medium. Season as desired. Add diced broccoli, taking care not to overcook (maybe only 3 min.) Remove from heat and stir in cream. Add parsely, chives or thyme. Serve in bowl. Add dollop (or two) sour cream Enjoy!