I feel like perhaps I am supposed to be embarrassed to tell you that I LOVE Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. I am not sure why. After a day of sunshine and rainbows in the kitchen, where 99.5% of the people who call, or write, or come play in the kitchen are delightful, there is something super fun about kicking back to a flood of F-bombs from old chef GR. What's even more ridiculous about this affection I have for this show is that I don't even have a TV. That means the man has to go hunting for an online version and we huddle together on the sofa to watch it on the micro computer screen.
Yep. I've hit it big time for sure. Just wait 'till my episode of Cribs (yes, I used to watch that too). A wild Thursday night watching a crappy British TV show full of cloudy weather and F-bombs on a computer.
Well, now that you know this about me, I fear you may think less. And so join me, hand-in-hand won't you just and allow me to help pick this mess back up. See, the reason I love the show is because GR takes these super barftown menus, simplifies them completely for the inept chef's and I get to learn something. Hence- my newest kitchen creation- Almost Nothing But Broccoli Soup.
The original version by Chef G was just steamed broccoli, pureed in it's own steam water with sea salt. I tried that. Meh. So I jazz-handsed it a little.
I add just 3 more things that may or may not have made all the difference in the world. It was delicious. I know that for sure. And so easy that the person in your house who never cooks should totally get it together and make it for you.
Almost Nothing But Broccoli Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 6)
- 2 heads or about 5-6 cups of broccoli, florets and stem coarsely chopped
- 3 cups of steam water
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1-2 Tbs prepared Irish Moss(optional)
- sea salt to taste
- drizzle of tamari
Steam broccoli in vegetable steamer until bright green and slightly soft (but not mushy)
Transfer to food processor or high powered blender and process together with steam water, cashews, and Irish Moss. Add more water as needed until desired thickness is achieved.
Add sea salt to taste.
Drizzle with tamari and serve warm.
Now, I know there are a lot of peeps who think Gordon Ramsay is echkabibble unappealing. And if that's the case- you MUST watch this. He's working to ban the harvesting and sale of Shark Fin (warning- this video is graphic). I have a soft spot for activists working against wrong doings in the food industry.
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