Anyway, my flatmate is a magician in the kitchen, whipping up wonderful, nutritious, delicious meals in minutes. On our last visit to the Mangere Markets, we picked up a HUGE broccoli for only $1.29. "Broccoli Soup!" said Murray. So we got it home and Murray taught me how to make a broccoli soup without a recipe. And, of course, it had ginger in it!
1 x Broccoli
1 x head of garlic
1 x bunch coriander, chopped
1/4 cup fresh grated ginger
2 x vege stock cubes
2 x large onions
1 tsp salt
chop up the onions and fry in oil until soft. Add 1 tsp salt to help them sweat.
While onion is cooking, grate the ginger;
chop up the coriander;
chop up the broccoli;
crush/chop the garlic (Murray uses a big heavy block of steel to crush garlic with);
Leave to simmer 15 minutes until broccoli is cooked. (Try not to overcook broccoli as it will go all mushy and lose its beautiful bright green colour).
Pour into bowls, add a swirl of cream to serve.