ASIAN CREAM OF BROCCOLI & KALE SOUP

Complexity: Medium

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 large heads of broccoli, washed and stems removed
  • 3 cups kale, chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 knob fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small carrot, cleaned and chopped
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 oz butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • Few drops pepper sauce (optional)
  • Sesame seed oil to drizzle

Directions:

  1. For the SORREL SOUP- In a heavy sauce pot, boil sorrel for 15 minutes until translucent, then strain.
  2. In sauté pan, sauté onions, garlic, pimentos and sorrel pulp with butter. Add liquid from strained sorrel and boil for 15mins. Blend the mixture in a food processor or blender and place back into the sauce pot. Simmer for 15mins with bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.
  3. For the PUMPKIN SOUP – In a heavy sauce pot heat oil & sauté onions, pimentos, garlic and pumpkin.  Add cinnamon & cardamon and cook for 10mins. Add 1/2 cup water and allow pumpkin to cook until soft then blend.
  4. Place the mixture back into the sauce pot, add cream and salt & pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 mins.
  5. When ready to serve add the soups simultaneously in the bowl which will create a lovely contrast of color.

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