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Broccoli Cilantro and Shallot Soup

A rich creamy soup prepared with Broccoli, cilantro , shallots and spring onion greens, seasoned with freshly ground black peppercorn, garnished with fresh cream, spring onion greens and crispy shallot rings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 06-08 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients and Quantity:

Broccoli, roughly chopped (excluding the stems)- 550 gm.

Cilantro, fresh- 1/4th bunch

Shallots, chopped- 25 gm.

Garlic- 02 cloves

Extra Virgin Olive oil- 20 ml.

Salt- To taste

Black peppercorn, freshly ground- To taste

Vegetable Stock- 02 cups or as required

For the Garnish:

Fresh Cream- 02 tsp

Black sesame seeds, lightly toasted- 01 tsp.

Spring onion greens- 01 tbsp.

Shallot ring, deep fried till light golden brown- 1 ½ tbsp.

Method:

In a non-stick pan add olive oil heat it for few seconds add the garlic. Sauté till light brown, add the shallots sauté for 1 minute, add the chopped broccoli sauté for 2 minutes, and add the roughly chopped cilantro. Cook for few seconds.

Add stock, salt, pepper and bring it to a boil. Lower the flame and cook till the broccoli is bright green in colour.

Strain through a soup strainer, do not discard the water.

Cool the ingredients.

Puree the ingredients by adding the remaining stock. Simmer the soup for 02 minutes.

Serve very hot / warm in a soup bowl / mugs garnished with lightly toasted black sesame seeds, fresh cream, spring onion greens and crunchy shallot rings.

Chef Tips:

  1. You may add more vegetable stock, to adjust the consistency.
  2. Do not prepare the soup covered as the soup will be of a pale green colour instead of a beautiful bright green colour.

 

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