Cream of Broccoli and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup / Krem juha od brokule i čičoka

This soup is so creamy and rich you’ll have a hard time constraining yourself from polishing off the whole pot. I mean, you totally don’t need any excuses at all, just have all the soup you’d like. I know I did. This soup is also 100% vegan. I just can’t get it around my head how quickly it cooks and how little ingredients it took, so I know this one will be a keeper for sure.

So without further ado, here’s the recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 generous servings / 0.62 EUR per serving / 2.47 EUR for all)

6 medium to large bulbs of Jerusalem artichokes (1.33 EUR)

1 large head of broccoli, florets only (0.80 EUR)

1 small onion (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp olive oil (0.09 EUR)

4 garlic cloves, minced (0.09 EUR)

1 tbsp tomato paste (0.07 EUR)

4 cups of water (–)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

Crack of freshly ground black pepper (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and roughly dice Jerusalem artichokes. Wash broccoli florets and set aside. Finely chop the onion, add to pot with olive oil, place on high heat and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until translucent. Add minced garlic and stir for a few seconds. Throw in chopped Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli florets, tomato paste, water, salt and pepper to bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until artichokes soften up. Turn off heat and puree with an immersion blender. Alternatively, allow the soup to cool a bit and run through food processor. Taste, adjust seasoning and serve.

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Ova juhica je tako kremasta i bogata da ćete se teško obuzdati da ne smažete cijeli lonac. Mislim, nije da trebate neku ispriku, slobodno potamanite svu juhu koju želite. Znam da ja jesam. Ova juha je također 100% veganska. Ni samoj mi još uvijek nije jasno kako se tako brzo može skuhati i kako malo sastojaka za nju treba, tako da ću ju sigurno ubrzo opet kuhati.

Bez puno daljnje priče, evo vam recepta.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 izdašne porcije / 4,60 kn po porciji / 18,42 kn za sve)

6 srednjih do velikih čičoka (10,00 kn)

1 velika brokula, samo cvjetići (6,00 kn)

1 manji luk (0,50 kn)

2 žlice maslinovog ulja (0,66 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka, sitno nasjeckana (0,70 kn)

1 žlica koncentrata od rajčice (0,50 kn)

4 šalice vode (–)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,05 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i grubo narežite čičoke. Operite cvjetiće brokule i stavite na stranu. Fino nasjeckajte luk, stavite u lonac sa maslinovim uljem, pa pirjajte na jakoj vatri 2-3 minute dok ne postane staklast. Dodajte nasjeckani češnjak i miješajte nekoliko sekundi. Ubacite u lonac narezane čičoke, brokulu, koncentrat rajčice, vodu, sol i papar, pa pustite da sve zavrije. Smanjite vatru na srednje jaku i kuhajte 15-20 minuta, dok čičoke ne omekšaju. Maknite s vatre i štapnim mikserom sve ispasirajte. Možete također pustiti da se juha malo ohladi pa sve ispasirati u multipraktiku. Kušajte, po potrebi prilagodite začine i poslužite.

Cream of Broccoli and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup / Krem juha od brokule i čičoka

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.

Poor Man’s Broccoli Soup / Siromahova juha od brokule