Friday, August 27, 2010

flash Fiction Friday- cream of broccoli soup





























"carrots, onions, celery and garlic
saute gently in heart smart butter then add broccoli
steam for 10 then boat motor and remove from heat
milk and butter on low heat stirring constantly
using guar gum carefully gets the right consistency
pour it in your broccoli mix
viola dinner is fixed!!
eat your heart out Campbell's!!"

Here you go g-man!! the full recipe as follows:
1 C. chopped celery
1 C. chopped onion
1 C. chopped carrots
3 cloves fresh chopped garlic.
5 tbsp. butter divided
2 C. skim milk
8 C. low sodium chicken broth (canned or homemade)
10 C. broccoli
guar gum

take 2 tbsp butter and melt in big stock pot. add first 4 ingredients and saute for about 10 minutes on medium heat until onions are caramelized. add broccoli and chicken stock. steam for 12 minutes until broccoli is tender and remove from heat and place pot on heat safe surface. using a boat motor blend up broccoli until all mashed. you can also use a blender and batch blend pouring until the blender is 3/4 full and blending. boat motor is easier and if you don't have one they are under 20 bucks. after broccoli is blended set aside. in separate sauce pan add remaining butter and milk. heat until butter is melted stirring constantly then gradually sprinkle in guar gum until cream sauce is almost as thick as you want it then cook just a minute longer and pour into broccoli soup. if you prefer to use flour, you can substitute 3 tbsp. flour and add with butter and stir together over low heat. slowly add milk stirring constantly till you get a creamy consistency with no lumps. i use guar gum because there is no starch. you can also add cheese or meat if you would like broccoli chicken or cheese or both in your soup. as it stands this soup is 2 points per one cup serving very low sodium and cholesterol. happy friday!!!

eat healthy!!! and be good to yourselves!!!


15 comments:

dulce said...

Oh this must be delicious my dear friend... I feel I am starving now (my lunch time - you know?)
Thanks for commenting

Have a lovely weekendÂȘ

Hugs
D. ;)

Brian Miller said...

a 55 i can eat! good think lunch is coming up so i wont stay hungry long...

Jingle said...

delicious 55.
love it!

Enchanted Oak said...

Yum!
Thanks for the recipe too.
How do your kiddies respond to this marvelous soup? My daughter wouldn't touch cream of anything. It was Campbell's noodle stuff all the way.
Mine is here

lime said...

what time did you say dinner would be served?

thanks also for your kind and encouraging words over at my place. i truly appreciate it.

Eric Alder said...

What a coincidence! I was just telling Mrs. Nesbitt that her's was the first recipe 55 I'd ever read. Now I see this! A yummy 55!

PattiKen said...

Clever! What a yummy-sounding recipe. And the best part is that there's no added salt. Did you see that, Campbell's?

Thom said...

This is the first 55 that ever made me hungry. Very clever and well done my friend. Have a wonderful weekend :)

G-Man said...

The Second recipe' post Ive come across today.
Delicious 55...
Thanks for driving me crazy,
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Busy Bee Suz said...

I LOVE This!!!!
HAVE a great weekend.

Cheryl said...

This is fantastic. I love all the photos of the progression of this tasty meal. Great 55 too. (Thanks for the full recipe otherwise I'd be doing a dash of this and a handful of that!)

Syd said...

I am printing this out to save. It will be good when the broccoli is ready to eat from the garden.

Me said...

Mmmm...the yummiest 55 ever! :)
-C

Her Big Sad said...

Yummmm! I think this sounds FANTASTIC! Printing to try this weekend! Thanks!!

Mama Zen said...

Yum!