Chorizo and Broccoli Soup

This chorizo and broccoli soup is one of my favourites because of the contrast between the spicy chorizo sausage and the smooth creaminess of the broccoli.

I used the following ingredients which is enough for 4 servings:

The ingredients for the soup

Ingredients

  • 500g broccoli, chopped (keep some florets as garnish)
  • 100g chorizo, 2mm slices
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional and depends of the amount of paprika in the chorizo)
  • 1 tsp dried origanum
  • 600ml chicken stock, homemade if possible
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
The ingredients all chopped up

Method

The chorizo being fried

Fry the chorizo in a heavy pot with a dash of olive oil for +/- 5 minutes.

Remove the chorizo and set aside.

Onion, garlic and celery

Add the onion, garlic and celery and fry until the onion becomes slightly brown.

Steaming the broccoli

Add the broccoli, 100ml of the stock and cook for about 15 minutes with the lid on, stirring often.

Cooking in the stock

Add the rest of the stock, bring to a boil and remove from the heat.

Blended to a creamy, smooth texture

Let it cool down slightly and then liquidize all of it together with stick blender until it gets a smooth and creamy texture.

Put the pot back on low heat and add the origanum and optional paprika. Also add salt and pepper to taste.

Cook for another 15 minutes on low heat and serve with the chorizo and broccoli florets as garnish.

We enjoyed this with a nice bottle of 2020 Pinotage from Maastricht.

Chorizo and broccoli soup with a nice Pinotage

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