As much as I love green, no, I didn’t cook both today, just the soup. The Brussels sprouts au gratin I baked the other day just didn’t have the time to resize the photos and post it.
I like Brussels sprouts, mostly roasted sprinkled with a pinch of nutmeg but lately that’s the only way I had them so I decided to make a gratin. Sounded good and tasted way better than I imagined. I know lots of people who don’t like these tiny cabbages and I don’t understand why. Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C and are a good source of folate and vitamin A (beta-carotene). They are cruciferous vegetables and contain phytochemicals that may help prevent cancer.
Brussels Sprouts au Gratin
lit over 1 pound Brussels sprouts
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
few garlic cloves
1 oz grated Parmesan
1 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper
Mix the milk, heavy cream, Parmesan, finely chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Slice the Brussels sprouts
Butter 2 casseroles, divide the sliced Brussels sprouts between them and pour over the milk/cream mixture.
Bake in preheated oven (350 F) for about 45-50 minutes or until they are soft and start to brown on top.
Now, the soup.
I have a problem with my fridge. If the vegetables are left outside the fridge drawers they freeze although the thermostat is set as low as it can be. The same goes for eggs if I don’t place them on one of the door’ shelves.
Last night my husband decided to make himself a salad and trying to get everything out of the drawers he put some vegetables on the fridge shelves and forgot them there. This morning when I opened the fridge to make breakfast, surprise, I had 3 frozen zucchini and 2 frozen broccoli crowns. Well, what was I supposed to say, nothing would make them fresh again. While we were enjoying our breakfast I remembered a broccoli-zucchini soup I had once and since we were out of soup the memory came in handy.
I melted some butter and sauté 2 chopped leeks and 2 celery ribs.
Meanwhile I chopped the zucchini, broccoli and 5 Brussels sprouts. Added them to the pot and covered with stock.
When the vegetables were cooked I let them cool slightly and purée the soup. Returned it to the pot and added 1 cup Greek yogurt.
Serve warm to hot with more yogurt.
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