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                           CURRIED BROCCOLI SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Broccoli
    3 3/4   c            Chicken Stock
    1       tb           Butter Or Vegetable Oil
    1       md           Onion, Finely Chopped
    2       ts           Curry Powder
                         Pinch Cayenne Pepper
    1       tb           Cornstarch
      2/3   c            Whipping Cream
      1/2   c            Fresh Watercress,
                         Finely Chopped
   Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Clean the broccoli and cut it
   into pieces. Cover with the boiling water with 1 t of
   salt added and cook for about 15 minutes, until it is
   tender. Drain, mash and add to the chicken stock in a
   heavy saucepan. Heat the butter in a separate pan and
   brown the onion lightly. Add the onion to the stock.
   In the remaining butter in the pan, fry the curry
   powder and cayenne to a dark brown. Stir in the
   cornflour and cook to a smooth paste. Add a little of
   the stock to this, blending well, and return
   everything to the saucepan. Allow to simmer for 5
   minutes, then press all through a sieve or puree in a
   blender. Add more salt to taste, if needed. Chill
   well. Add the chilled cream just before serving.
   Sprinkle with the chopped watercress.
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