Appetizer, Beemster Royaal, Side Dish
January 18, 2017
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
4 tablespoons unsalted, butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups vegetable broth, or chicken broth
2 cups half-and-half
1 pound broccoli crowns, coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)
2 cups Beemster Royaal, shredded
Melt butter in 4-quart saucepot over medium heat.
Add onion and salt and cook 4 minutes or until almost tender.
Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Gradually whisk in broth and half-and-half until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Stir in broccoli and simmer 15 minutes or until tender.
With an immersion blender (or in batches in regular blender) purée soup to desired consistency.
Return soup to pot and stir in Beemster until melted.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with additional shredded Beemster.