PCC Cream of Broccoli Soup
Yield: Makes about 3 quarts
- 1 pound broccoli Add to list
- 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter Add to list
- 2 cups diced onion Add to list
- 1 tablespoon dried marjoram Add to list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt Add to list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper Add to list
- 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour Add to list
- 9 cups 2% milk Add to list
- 1 quart vegetable stock Add to list
- 1/2 pound shredded cheddar cheese Add to list
Cut florets from broccoli and peel stems. Steam florets and stems until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
In a large soup pot, sauté butter, onions, marjoram, salt and pepper over medium heat. Cook onions until golden brown, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Add flour and stir to make a roux. Slowly whisk in milk and stock; bring to a boil. Add cooked broccoli and remove from heat.
Blend soup using an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor or blender, leaving a few chunks. Stir in cheese until melted, returning the pot to low heat, if necessary, to help melt the cheese. The soup will be quite thick.
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