Saturday, 28 January 2017

Recipe: Broccoli soup.

This is a great way to use up the stem of a head of broccoli.

Ingredients to make enough for three.
one broccoli stem, chopped (cut the florets off and wrap in foil until you need them) - the broccoli cost 47p and the florets will feed four tomorrow so thats 21p
a bit of onion, celery and carrot, all chopped, in the ratio 2:1:1 - 10p
a few sprays of oil - apf
two stock cubes (Aldi's Quixo) - 6p
some water
a splash of milk - apf
seasonings - not salt because of the stock.  I used pepper and nutmeg

Spray the vegetabl;es with the oil and saute gently for about five or so minutes.  Add the stock cubes, the pepper and nutmeg and cover with water.  Simmer, covered, until the vegetables are soft, then zizz with a stick blender or in a zizzing machine.
Check for taste and adjust as necessary.
If it's too thick, slacken with more water or a splash of milk.  I like it with a bit of milk!

Heat to just under boiling and serve.

Total:  37p so 12p per portion (plus, for you, the cost of the other ingredients)

apf means 'already paid for' - already taken off the £30 I have to use over the 30 days
The prices are right for me with what I have and where I shop.  They are unlikely to be the same for you but it is a frugal recipe anyway, especially as people often throw away broccoli stems.

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