Festive Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup with Thyme-Infused Peas


International Chef Paul Watters brings us a tasty Christmas starter of broccoli and blue cheese soup with thyme-infused peas.

  • 2tbsp of rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 sticks of celery (washed and chopped)
  • 1 large or 2 medium size potatoes (washed peeled and chopped)
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 head of broccoli rough-cut including stems
  • 160g blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 handful of frozen peas
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 tbsp of double cream
  • A few bits of picked flat-leaf parsley
  1. In a pot or large saucepan add rapeseed oil then add chopped onion. Cook on medium heat until soft (chef tip add a little water to prevent the onion from catching)
  2. Add celery and diced potato and butter stir well until butter has melted, place a lid on top and allow to cook for 5 minutes then remove the lid.
  3. Pour in the stock and any broccoli stems, cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the stems are soft. Add the rest of the broccoli.
  4. Carefully transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth or use a hand blender. Bring back to the heat and crumble in the cheese allow a few lumps to remain while waiting for the soup to heat, boil the peas in a little water with 1 sprig of thyme once boiling season soup with black pepper and serve.
  5. Drizzle a little cream around the bowl and add cooked peas garnish with a sprig of thyme and flat-leaf parsley.
For more food recipe ideas please contact me at Paulwatters35@gmail.com or visit my Facebook Page
#TheReviveMag #ReviveMagazine #LifestyleManchester #LifestyleCheshire #FoodRecipes #ReviveFood #PaulWatters #WordPress
Chef Paul Watters
Chef Paul Watters
International Chef - Paul Watters resides in Belfast, Northern Ireland, involved in the Cheffing industry for nearly 30 years now.
- Advertisment -spot_img

Must Read

Introducing Nalgo Bay with new single ‘Taxi’

Take Fleetwood Mac, add spice, grit, driving guitars with edgy dual vocals and NALGO BAY is what comes out. Featuring vocalists Terri-Ann Prendergast &...