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Friday, 23 September 2016

Brussels Sprout and Cheddar Cheese Soup : Perfect For Autumn Days


If you should have spent time raking up any fallen Autumn leaves, or perhaps just been out enjoying a walk in some Autumn sunshine - then you may probably welcome a lovely bowl of this warming soup. 


This recipe suggestion is by Emma Franklin who is Assistant Food Editor at Sainsbury's magazine. Emma prefers to choose cheeseboard over the dessert trolley and perhaps her love for cheese shows in this recipe idea. I think the mature cheddar cheese goes so well with the Brussels sprouts and with cooler Autumn Days ahead why not keep this recipe in mind ...

Ingredients:
Serves Four
a splash of olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
2 medium onions, chopped
300 g cooked Brussels sprouts*
2 garlic cloves, crushed
650 ml vegetable stock
4 tbsp single cream
100 g mature cheddar, grated, plus extra to serve


Method:
1. Heat the oil in a medium pan and fry the onions over a medium heat until soft, 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, roughly chop half the cooked sprouts and cut the rest into halves or quarters, depending on size.
2. Add the garlic to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the chopped sprouts and stock, cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Take the pan off the heat and leave to cool slightly.
3. Purée the soup. Stir the cream, remaining sprouts, cheese and some seasoning into the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a scattering of extra cheese.


*Please note the Brussels Sprouts should be cooked first, approx 8-10 minutes, or until tender, in boiling salted water.

Each serving provides:
7.9g carbohydrate 5.7g fibre 4.2g protein 5.0g fat

Enjoy your Autumn Days ...



All the best Jan

14 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

That sounds an interesting one, may try it...

The autumnal photo at the bottom of the post is beautiful...

Tom said...

I've never acquired a taste for Brussels Sprouts.

baili said...

wow what a soup and how beautiful these lovely photos are ,thanks for delivering the colors to eye.best wishes

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh. I love that last photo.

Jan said...

Jan, that soup recipe sounds delicious and these photos are absolutely stunning!!!
Just a lovely Autumn posting...it makes me happy to be alive in this wonderful season~

Have a Lovely Day

Jan

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

It LOOKS good. And I KNOW it would DO me good. AND I LOVE CHEESE. But sprouts...another of the Devil's vegetables...(though I do eat a couple at Christmas). All the shots are good - loved the last, autumnal, one.

Jo said...

I love sprouts but I've never eaten them in soup. I could be very pleasantly surprised, especially as there's cheese in the mix too.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a lovely soup to warm our tummies, Jan. Now all we need is the cool weather to go along with soup. ♥

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That last photo...stunning! So many beautiful colours in it. And another great recipe. I love making soups in large batches and freezing portions for another day!

Revrunner said...

Hmm, sprouts. Well. . . :-)

Anonymous said...

Stunning colours in the last photo.
Soup looks tasty too :)

Debbie said...

There is nothing better than soup in fall. Or pretty mums on your front porch...the image is lovely!!

Bob Bushell said...

I'm in love with your soup, it feels nice.

Happyone said...

Happy Fall. Beautiful colors.