Huh? BBK? What’s that? It’s Broccoli, Bacon & Kale, it’s freaking good, and it’s exactly what Trav & I needed after our 3 week holiday in the UK, France & Italy. We had an amazing trip & ate some DEVINE food like our meal at Dinner By Heston for our wedding anniversary and of course the multitude of almond crossiants, macarons & gelato as well. After all that though we were well & truly looking forward to coming home to some nourishing food & seeing as Trav now has man-flu (and might actually die at any moment), soup was just the thing to tick the boxes. Trav reckons this is ‘the best soup I have ever made’ but we know that can’t be true because THIS ONE is. BBK might be a close second.
1 L Bone Broth (or stock)
1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
1 bunch kale, roughly chopped
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
250g bacon, diced
In a big pot, sauté the onion, garlic & bacon until the onion is translucent. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 30-40 mins before puréeing until smooth with a stick blender or food processor. You can add some extra fried bacon bits on tops to serve, you should, it’s delicious.2