Wednesday, November 24, 2010

White Bean, Ham and Brussel Sprout Soup Recipe




2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed par boil for 10 minutes
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 15-ounce can white beans fresh or drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup (about 4 ounces) coarsely grated pecorino or Parmesan cheese
1 cup cooked leftover Ham chunks
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. When just about to smoke, add half of Brussels sprouts. Cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place Brussels sprouts in a bowl.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet; increase heat to high. Add garlic; sauté until brown, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Add  ham, broth and Brussels sprouts. Cook until Brussels sprouts are crisp-tender, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add beans and butter; stir until butter melts and broth is reduced to glaze, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cheese.

17 comments:

Joanne said...

Awesome! I have some escarole so I'm thinking this recipe would work great with the leafy green.

Emily Malloy said...

Yum! Claudia, I love this. I love Brussels Sprouts! Never thought of putting it into a soup. You rock!

Elisabeth said...

I've never made brussel sprout with beans. Looks yummy! I'm making roasted brussel sprouts for Thansgiving.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Daniela said...

Favolosa questa zuppa, sembra che il suo profumo sia arrivato sino a me. Un abbraccio Daniela.

whozyerdanny said...

Who said brussel sprouts weren't sexy???

Claudia said...

I love everything in this soup! I am making ham tonight (and a little annoyed that my family expects dinner when I've been cooking all day - the nerve!). Bookmarking this because you know I love my soup and I know I will love this one.

5 Star Foodie said...

A super delicious soup! I like combination of ham and brussels sprouts here. Happy Thanksgiving!

alison said...

a very complete soup,looks so yummy!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Soup looks great Claudia!

cajunlicious said...

Love white beans and ham, this is a must try adding the brussel sprouts.... brilliant!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Brussels and white beans - two of my favorite things. Toss in a bit of ham in a soup, now that is just a heavenly bowl. Nice job!

Lizzy said...

Oh, man, Claudia, this sounds delicious! I have a ham bone waiting for soup...and I would get all the Brussels sprouts for myself! What a lovely combination~

Anne said...

Claudia this looks wonderful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE brussel sprouts but have yet to try them in soup. This looks soul satisfying! : )

Free Spirit Eater said...

I LOVE brussel sprouts! I usually have them sauteed with garlic and olive oil, but I love this recipe, looks and sounds reallyyy good, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing Claudia! =]

Katty's Kitchen said...

Sounds delish, tho I'd like to try it with bacon or sausage. Never thought to put Brussels sprouts in soup! Mmmmm!

Peggy said...

Yum! This sounds so delicious and comforting =)

Rochelle said...

Simple and delicious recipe! We love soup and I adore brussel sprouts just about any way you can have them :D