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                              BROCCOLI BISQUE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4   lb           Broccoli (fresh),
                         -trimmed and cut up
                         -(okay to use more)
    4       c            Chicken broth
                         -(2 cans of canned broth,
                         -or use fresh stock)
    1       md           Onion
    2       tb           Butter
    1       t            Salt
    2       ts           Curry powder (or less)
    1       d            Pepper
    2       tb           Lime juice
    8                    Lemon slices, (optional)
      1/2   c            Sour cream
    1       tb           Chives, snipped
                         -(optional)
 
   Place the cut broccoli in a large saucepan along with
   the broth, onion, butter, salt, curry powder and
   pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer,
   covered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until broccoli is just
   tender.
   
   Place about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of the mixture at a time
   into a blender container. Cover and blend until
   smooth. Pour into bowl or another large pan.  Repeat
   with remaining mixture. BE CAREFUL. THE HOT LIQUID MAY
   SCALD YOU.  Stir in the lime juice.
   
   Now you can either cover and refrigerate at least 4
   hours to serve cold (great in warm weather), or you
   can go right ahead and serve it hot (great in cold
   weather). Once ladled out, you can garnish with a thin
   slice of lemon, a small dollop or sour cream, and a
   sprinkling of chives.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  A broccoli soup (hot or cold) -- This recipe is
   from my mom.  It’s been a hit every time she or I have
   served it. It is rather spicy - not for the timid or
   faint-of-heart.
   
   *  You can refrigerate unused portions for serving
   later, but it doesn't keep well for long. I like to
   blend it pretty well, so that the texture is quite
   smooth. Some people like it a little chunkier.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  45 minutes.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Andy Shore
   : Adobe Systems Incorporated, Palo Alto, California
   : shore@adobe.UUCP
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