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Caramelised onions & Brussels sprouts soup

A tasty & alternative soup using Brussels Sprouts!

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 caramelized onion & Brussels sprouts soup. It takes a lot of time to make but it is so worth it.

Recipe: For 6 persons, each 1 bowl
450 gr white onions, peeled & finely chopped ( weighted when peeled )
450 gr Brussels sprouts, cleaned, washed , bottom cut off, cut into 2 horizontally ( weighted when cleaned )
1 tablespoon of raw, cane sugar
1100 ml of gluten-free vegetable stock
5 long sprigs of fresh thyme, no sprigs, only the leaves, washed, pad dry on kitchen paper
sea salt
finely grinned black pepper
30 gr gluten-free soy baking margarine
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Add the thyme leaves & the Brussels sprouts. Stir well.
4. 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!
5. 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!
6. Serve in soup bowls & enjoy!!
A divine soup!!!


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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

87 thoughts on “Caramelised onions & Brussels sprouts soup

  1. Wow, I never would have thought of this combination, thanks for sharing, it looks delicious and also for introducing us to another wonderful Sophie!

  2. I'm really fond of brussel sprouts, Sophie, but never heard of them in a soup! You always have such interesting recipes! I like the thyme in it- will try it during the first cold snap we have down here!

  3. Sophie, this is perfect for my family as Brussels sprouts are one of the few vegetables my husband and daughter will eat. I roast them at least once a week. Can't wait to try your soup.

  4. I am not a fan of brussel sprouts but this soup makes me want to give them a second chance.

  5. brussels sprouts have never appealed to me, but what do you know–the simple addition of AMAZING caramelized onions is all it takes to make me crave them. 🙂

  6. Sophie, I have never even heard of brussel sprout soup! And I LOVE Brussel Sprouts, and even better….caramelised onions!!!!! This sounds like heaven…..

  7. Sophie – you make me rethink everything. I happen to love brussel sprouts – but never thought to use them for soup. With the carmelized onions, this is indeed wonderful. Thanks for the introduction!

  8. Oh Sophie I think I would love this!! It is perfect for teh weather we are having…even though it's been tough dealing with the rain. 🙂 I wish I could feel up to cookikng lately but I haven't. I've had two sick cats on my hand (but they are better) and too much going on lately. *sigh* Life needs to slow down a bit. :)Lots of love and hugs…xoxo

  9. Hi there! I've never heard of brussel sprouts in a soup but if its in Sophie Grigson's cookbook – must be good.

  10. Actually this soup is calling for my name …the only thing I fear is gas lol…as Brussels have that effect on me, but I do love them …can't win can I?Well I think this is a well thought recipe and is the right time of year to have this type of foods as getting cold and days shorter here …loved it.. kisses xxxx

  11. I've never thought of a brussels sprout soup. Caramelized onions sound like a perfect pairing!

  12. I'm not a big fan of Brussels sprouts but using it in a soup is a wonderful idea plus with caramelized onions…sounds really lovely!

  13. brussel sprout soup… never had that before but it does sound nice with caramelised onions. YUM!

  14. I keep telling myself To give Brussels sprouts another go, but mmm, not sure! This does look good though!Sophie, I gave you an award over at my blog, so come and pick it up!

  15. Hmm, I still haven't had any brussel sprouts that I like, but I do like soups! Maybe I could substitute something else?

  16. Oooh that sounds delicious! Caramelizing onions does take a ridiculously long time, but they are like MAGIC! And brussels are also so good when they get all browned and sugary. I can't wait to try this recipe!

  17. How intriguing! I have just started liking and wondering about brussel sprouts and this soup looks quite yummy!

  18. Well that's one way to get us to eat our brussels sprouts! I can always depend on you to come up with something new!

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