Scrambles, the death dealer wrote:boil broccoli
remove broccoli from water
blend broccoli into paste
add just enough boil water back so it's soup consistence
tastes good, but is missing something. can't for the life of me figure out what it is; needs zazz in some form.
Well, most things taste better with some salt-despite what NY legislators think. I would start by chopping an onion and sweating it with your broc in a bit of butter or olive oil before adding the water. Using chicken stock will give you a better texture, because of the gelatin and more flavor for obvious reasons, but it's not necessary. A bit of fat helps a lot too-dairy if you like.
I like to add some cumin to things, or a bit of garam masala. Some white wine at the beginning is also nice, but gets away from the basic soup format. And don't cook the broc too much-it just needs to be soft.