With spring in the air, I decided to tread on the lighter side of things.Thanks to my refrigerator, it had just the supplies I needed for a quick and easy asparagus and broccoli soup along with a crusty serving of wild flounder.
Water (cold tap) or chicken broth
Salt/black pepper to taste
Whole wheat flour
Vegetables were roughly chopped and added to a heated stock pot with a drizzle of olive oil.
After a quick softening of veggies, cold water was added along with a veggie bouillon cube, salt, black pepper, thyme,garlic. Didn’t have chicken broth so veggie bouillon cube was added for extra flavors.
When pot came to a boil, soup was simmered on low to medium heat until veggies were fork tender.
After soup was cool enough to handle, this was placed in standing blender along with a handful of kale for extra green hue.
Pureed soup was returned to pot with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese for a quick heating to melt cheese.
I served my broccoli and asparagus soup with a crusty piece of wild flounder fish that was pan-seared in a little olive oil after a very light dredge in whole wheat flour.
I made sure to reserve a few pieces of asparagus as garnish. Also, I added a few crispy crackers (not in pic) to provide extra texture to my soup.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
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