East Bay Broccoli Bisque Recipe

Grab a spoon and warm up to a bowl of this creamy East Bay Broccoli Bisque Recipe.

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It takes only a few ingredients and a little bit of time to prepare a batch of this delicious East Bay Broccoli Bisque. This colorful bisque recipe is packed with healthy broccoli and creates a satisfying creamy dish to enjoy all year long.

This broccoli bisque recipe couldn’t be more easy to prepare. All of the ingredients are pretty basic, so they can be kept stocked and ready for last minute preparation when you’re craving a bowl of something green. It is truly an easy recipe. 

How to Make this easy East Bay Broccoli Bisque Recipe:

To prepare begin by warming broccoli and broth together in a saucepan. Bring to simmer and simmer for five minutes. While the broccoli and broth warm, in a separate large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper and allspice (or mace). Cook until bubbly and gradually stream in cream, stirring until smooth and slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Next carefully transfer the warmed broccoli and broth to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. An immersion blender may be used as well. Stir the pureed broccoli and broth mixture into the cream sauce until smooth. Heat over medium-low until warmed through. If you wish, garnish the bisque with a dusting of paprika, sliced chives or crunchy croutons.

*If you own an immersion blender, it will work perfectly for pureeing the broccoli and broth for this bisque.

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East Bay Broccoli Bisque Recipe

East Bay Broccoli Bisque Recipe

East Bay Broccoli Bisque Recipe

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This creamy bisque recipe made with broccoli and a medley of other simple ingredients is easy to prepare and a colorful addition to any menu throughout the year.

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces chicken broth
  • 20 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice or mace

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine broth, broccoli and bay leaf over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Separately, in a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper and allspice (or mace). Cook until bubbly; gradually stream in cream, stirring until smooth and slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Remove bay leaf from broth and broccoli mixture. Carefully* transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. (An immersion blender may be used as well.) Stir broth/broccoli mixture into cream sauce until smooth. Heat over medium-low until warmed through.
  4. Optional: Garnish with a dusting of paprika and/or sliced chives. Serve warm with croutons.

Notes

*Be careful when blending hot liquids. Crack lid and cover (or replace lid totally) with a dish towel to avoid pressure building up.

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