Caramelized Onions & Brussels Sprouts Soup


450 grams white onions, peeled & finely chopped (weighed when peeled )
450 grams Brussels sprouts, cleaned, washed, bottom cut off, and cut into 2 horizontally (weighted when cleaned )
1 tablespoon raw cane sugar
5 long sprigs of fresh thyme, no sprigs, only the leaves, washed, pad dry on kitchen p


Take a large cooking pot or the pot from the steam cooker. Add the baking margarine & let it melt on medium heat. Add the chopped onions & let them fry on the gentle heat, with the lid on, for about 20 to 30 minutes until the onions are very soft & tender.
Sprinkle the sugar over the onions & cook, without the lid for an extra 10 -15 minutes until the onions look nearly as jam. Stir from time to time.
Add the thyme leaves & the Brussels sprouts. Stir well.
Add the stock & season with a bit of sea salt & 6 or more grinds of black pepper. Now, put the lid of the steamcooker on top & cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until the sprouts are tender & until the lid sizzles a lot. Turn the heat off & set the steam free. If you don't have that, cook the soup for about 10 -15 minutes until the sprouts are just al dente, tender but they don't fall apart!
I purée, liquidize the soup for 3/4, so that there are still pieces of onion & Brussels sprouts floating in the soup. Taste the soup. Add sea salt & pepper if necessary! The soup has to taste fab!
Serve in soup bowls & enjoy!!!




This is one lovely soup. It is from Sophie Grigson!!! She is a very well known English cook. I am a real fan of her recipes & writing. I have 2 books of her.
This is a caramelised onion & Brussels sprouts soup. It takes a lot of time to make but it is so worth it.


1.0 servings


Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 2:28pm


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