First slurp fest of the season!
And this one’s pretty dern stellar.
Okay, tell me if you do what I do. First of all, obsessed with soups. You know this. I post soups all fall and winter long. Even in the summertime because slurping is a primal way of life.
Do you look at the forecast 10 days out, spot the cool days and plan a soup around it? As in, your whole entire week is governed by the temperature dip or plunge, and the various ingredients that may or may not go into your soup? Do you do this? I do this. I spot a cooler day, then think of a color, and go from there.
So like, for this soup, I found the cool(ish) day in the forecast, and thought about green and brown. Then white found its way into the color scheme, so I knew it had to be creamy. A little bit of yellow. A little bit country. A little bit rock and roll.
Do you do this?! Only me?
Let’s talk about this sitch.
There’s ZERO FRILL to this soup, but somehow in the end, it is super elegant in your face cavity.
I wanted to change up the green from my go-to ingredient of kale. I put kale IN AND ON everything. So guess what – broccoli! Chop chop chop it up and throw it in there.
Also, mushrooms. You can buy them pre-sliced, or slice them yourself! Either way, you’re still a good person.
You start by browning some Italian sausage. You know Italian sausage is my reason for living, but feel free to swap in chicken sausage here if you want!
Take out the sausage. Add in the mushrooms. Add in the broccoli. Season with salt. Get some nice browning and sass all over. Add the sausage back. Sprinkle in the chopped Rosemary. Put on your giddy pants.
After that it’s cake! And by cake I mean chicken stock and cream and lemon juice. That’s all. And you don’t even need to let it simmer too long. 15 minutes maybe. Just long enough for the broccoli to pop in color and soften a little. You want broccoli GUTSY bites, but not crunchy. And not mush. Right in the middle. Sexy texture.
Oh! Let’s start a band called Sexy Texture. Yeah this is awkward.
The cream and lemon are MAGIC. (said like Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.)
The broccoli and mushrooms paired with the Italian sausage is just stupid delicious.
And that Rosemary? No. Yes. Nes. Yo.
Do you have a chilly day this weekend?? THIS IS YOUR LIFE.
Also, crusty bread and parmesan for days. Natch.
Slurping positively mandatory.