Poor Man’s Broccoli Soup / Siromahova juha od brokule

They say necessity is the mother of invention. I was in a mood for a soup, but our pantry and fridge stashes were running on fumes. We were even out of onions and carrots, a few of which can always be found sitting around. After inspecting what was at hand, this is the soup I came up with and it didn’t turn out half as bad either. I imagine it would taste even better with broth, but alas, we were out of broth as well, so water it was.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 0.52 EUR per serving / 2.08 EUR for whole)

1 tbsp olive oil (0.04 EUR)

2 chili peppers, deseeded and cut thinly (0.26 EUR)

3 cloves of garlic, minced (0.06 EUR)

25 g butter (0.23 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose white flour (0.01 EUR)

4 cups warm water (-)

1 pack (450 g) frozen broccoli florets (1.06 EUR)

Good pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

2 large eggs, whisked (0.40 EUR)

Few drops of toasted sesame oil (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Add olive oil and cut chilies to a pot and sauté on high for a minute or two, until fragrant and a bit softened. Add minced garlic, stir for a minute and then add butter. As soon as the butter melts add flour, stirring constantly until golden brown and it starts smelling nutty. Slowly add warm water (or broth, if you have it around), bit by bit, all the while stirring the mixture in the pot and making sure the flour doesn’t end up clumpy.

Once it comes to a rolling boil, add frozen broccoli florets with a pinch of salt and cook on medium for about 10-15 minutes, until broccoli stalks have softened through. Once cooked, reduce heat to low and slowly drizzle in whisked eggs, stirring gently as you drizzle. Turn off the heat, test for seasoning and serve with a few drops of sesame oil on top.

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Kažu da je nužda majka izuma. Jela mi se juha, ali su nam i špajza i frižider zjapili prazni. Ostali smo čak i bez mrkvi i luka, iako inače uvijek pokoji bude negdje pri ruci. Nakon što sam pregledala raspoložive namirnice, smislila sam juhu koja uopće nije ispala loše. Sigurno bi bila još finija sa temeljcem, ali smo bili i bez temeljca, pa sam upotrijebila običnu vodu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 3,91 kn po porciji / 15,65 kn za sve)

1 žlica maslinovog ulja (0,33 kn)

2 čili papričice, bez sjemenki i tanko narezane (2,00 kn)

3 češnja češnjaka, mljevena (0,50 kn)

25 g maslaca (1,75 kn)

2 žlice oštrog pšeničnog brašna (0,01 kn)

4 šalice tople vode (-)

1 paket (450 g) smrznutih cvjetića brokule (8,00 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

2 velika jaja, razmućena (3,00 kn)

Par kapi tostiranog sezamovog ulja (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Stavite ulje i narezane čilije u lonac i pirjajte na jakoj vatri minutu-dvije, dok malo ne omekšaju i zamiriše. Dodajte mljeveni češnjak, miješajte minutu i onda dodajte maslac. Čim se sav maslac otopi dodajte brašno i stalno miješajte dok ne postane smećkasto i ne počne mirišati. Polako dodajte toplu vodu (ili temeljac, ako ga koristite), malo po malo, uz stalno miješanje, kako brašno ne bi bilo grudasto.

Kada zakipi ubacite smrznute cvjetiće brokule i posolite, pa kuhajte 10-15 minuta dok stabljike brokule ne omekšaju. Kad je brokula kuhana smanjite vatru pa polako sipajte razmućena jaja, miješajući nježno. Skinite s vatre, dodajte začina po potrebi i poslužite pokapano sa sezamovim uljem.

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Poor Man’s Broccoli Soup / Siromahova juha od brokule

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