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Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Brussels Sprout Soup

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

 

Brussels sprouts aren't among the most-well-loved vegetables. But as a member of the nutritionally potent cruciferous family, they're worth a place in your healthy diet. Not only are Brussels sprouts a good source of protein, iron and potassium, but they also offer other benefits that can boost your overall health.

Serves 6

Ingredients

¾ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed

¾ pounds potatoes, diced

½ pound carrots, sliced

2 tablespoons butter

6 cups vegetable stock

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon fresh garlic minced

1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced

1 loaf Italian bread

Grana Padano or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated

Directions

Wash the Brussels sprouts, potatoes and carrots, and drain them in a colander. In a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter, and add the vegetables. Cook for about 5 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add the vegetable stock and a dash of salt.

Boil the vegetables, uncovered, over medium-high heat, for about 20 minutes. Stir in the garlic and the parsley. 

Preheat the oven to 350F.

While the vegetable cooks, cut the bread into 1-inch slices, and sprinkle each with the cheese of choice selected. Toast bread until golden. Serve soup in individual bowls with the toasted bread on the side. 

Brussels sprout additional preparation suggestions

Steam Brussels sprouts just until they are tender to help retain as many of their beneficial nutrients as possible. Drizzle steamed Brussels sprouts with olive oil and fresh garlic for a nutrient-dense side dish. Chop cooked Brussels sprouts and add them to a tossed green salad, pasta sauce or soup. Saute Brussels sprouts with onions and garlic and use the combination as a tasty and nutritious topping for grilled steak or pork chops.

Master Chef Walter Potenza is the owner of Potenza Ristorante in Cranston, Chef Walters Cooking School and Chef Walters Fine Foods. His fields of expertise include Italian Regional Cooking, Historical Cooking from the Roman Empire to the Unification of Italy, Sephardic Jewish Italian Cooking, Terracotta Cooking, Diabetes and Celiac. Recipient of National and International accolades, awarded by the Italian Government as Ambassador of Italian Gastronomy in the World. Currently on ABC6 with Cooking Show “Eat Well."  Check out the Chef's website and blog. 

 

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