… so this weekend i’m demo-cooking at the brilliant Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair. It’s my second year so i’ve clearly been doing something right and if you’d perchance to come along you’d find me and the ‘Fanny to my Johnnie’ Amy Claridge cooking up a storm of Christmas inspired recipes, gradually getting more and more drunk as the day progresses… comedy will no doubt ensue and this year i’ve decided to do a lot with left-overs including the Christmas Cake Brownies I made earlier in the month along with some very special 3 Kings mince pies and then of course i’ll be making this Soupe Belgique… ahem…
brussell sprout, chestnut and blue cheese soup
over the years I’ve grown to love sprouts but we all know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea… this soup is a fabulous way to use up the piles of cooked ones you got a little carried away with making and has become a firm family favourite on boxing day when the thought of yet another turkey sandwich makes your stomach lurch…
anna @ annamayeveryday says
A delicious sounding and looking soup. I always have some soup around for an easy lunch over Christmas (usually stashed away in the freezer for maximum ease). As you say for when the idea of a little more cold meat doesn't appeal!
Christian Halfmann says
That is a lovely sounding soup. Served with the cheese it must be delicious. I wouldn't mind having a plate of that soup right now.
Karen S Booth says
What a beautiful soup Dom, I love anything like this……and it is such a pretty soup too. Karen
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
Such a pretty soup. How do you make the chestnut puree? I'd love to try this one.
Ren Behan says
Would never have considered a Brussels Sprout soup but you may have just convinced me – looks delicious and very easy to make. Good luck with the demo!
Magnolia Verandah says
I am generally on my own at the christmas table with my plate piled high with brussels. I cook them in anticipation that tastes change and someone else might fancy them as well as me. But alas no! Consequently I am eating them for days afterwards. Making soup would be a nice alternative, although it is very warm here at Christmas to be eating soup. Perhaps it would freeze well for a later date?
Michael Toa says
Have fun at the demo Dom! I'm sure you'll be brilliant.
The soup looks gorgeous. I love brussels sprouts and especially with chestnuts. Just looking at this soup makes me happy… can't wait until I try it. Have a fab weekend!
Sarah Trivuncic says
Looks really pretty – which is not something you imagine yourself saying about soup made from sprouts so nice work!
What a great idea for using up leftover sprouts!
We always do far too many and I love them cold, with the leftovers buffet on Boxing Day, but this sounds brilliant!
Sally Akins says
I may be in the minority, but I absolutely LOVE sprouts! So this soup looks particularly gorgeous to me
Phil in the Kitchen says
This is a great idea for leftovers and I hope the demo cooking is going splendidly.
Elizabeth Young says
Wish I'd been at home to catch your demonstration, the soup looks wonderful! Can't wait to try it out! May have to substitute the stilton for gorgonzola but sure it will be delicious all the same!
Sally Sellwood says
Mmm I love the sound of this soup, even though I love brussels sprouts just as they come.
Caroline Taylor says
Indeed a great way to use up some sprouts, you might even convert some of those sprout haters with this.
Jenn S says
Gorgeous looking soup, Dom!! Hope the demo went well 🙂
Susan Lindquist says
What a way to have with the sprouts! I love how you staged this soup with the swirls of creme fraiche and that snowflake … inspired, my friend! It's been so long since I visited … life and all … so glad I came back into the pic on this soup! Tasty, dearie!
That looks like a perfect soup for a chilly winter's day. What a great pairing of flavors. Thanks for sharing the recipe, definitely on my “to make” list this winter.