Feb 152015
 

Authentic German Brussels Sprout Soup - Brussels Sprouts is a great winter seasonal vegetable and makes a tasty soup.  The soup can be the starter for a festive menu or you can make it just as  a snack or use it for a light supper. This German soup is easy to make and you can get all ingredients at your local super market. Happy Cooking!

German Brussels Sprout Soup

Ingredients
150 g Bacon or German Speck, preferably a slice 1 inch thick
3 small onions
3 tbsp oil
600 g brussels sprouts (fresh or 2 packages frozen)
3/4 l vegetable broth
1/4 l heavy cream
Pepper, nutmeg, salt
1 bunch parsley

Cooking Instructions
- Cut bacon in fine cubes; peel onions and chop them fine. In a pan heat the oil and fry the bacon, add onions and saute them until transparent.
- If you use frozen brussels sprouts add one frozen package and fill up with the broth; let it boil for 20 minutes.
Fresh  brussels sprouts: wash and remove old leaves; cut them into halves; add 300 g to the bacon with the broth and let them cook until the brussels sprouts are soft.
- Puree the soup and add heavy cream; spice to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Add remaining brussels sprouts and add them to the soup; let it simmer on low heat for another 15-20 minutes.
- Chop parsely very fine and sprinkle it over the soup.
Serve with fresh bread.

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