Hearty & Silky Broccoli Soup
fresh, cut into 1 1/2 inches lengthwise
light cream (half&half)
salt and white pepper
Melt butter in large heavy pot, not cast iron.
Cut off ⅔ green tops of leeks; split leeks lengthwise and wash away any sand that may be between layers.
Slice leeks thinly and simmer them slowly, over low heat, in the butter until transparent.
Add broccoli, potatoes and chicken broth to pot.
Simmer about 30 minutes or until potatoes are done.
Purée in food processor or blender, and return to heat.
Season with salt and pepper and stir in cream.
Sprinkle with parsley before serving.