March 06, 2006

Winter White Cauliflower Soup


Winter White Cauliflower Soup
Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cups (about 2 heads worth) cauliflower florets
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon whole coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper

Directions:
In a dry, hot pan, quickly roast the coriander seeds until fragrant. Grind into powder using a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder. Set aside. In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until they are soft and translucent. Do not let them brown. Add the cauliflower, salt, pepper, coriander and broth. Bring broth to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer and cook 20-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and easily cut. Using a regular blender or immersion blender, blend until smooth. If you are using a regular blender, you will have to do this in steps, pour the blended soup in to another large pot as you go. If using an immersion blender, you can blend the soup right in the same pot. Once blended, add the milk. Return to heat and allow to simmer another 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir and serve.


My thoughts:
I think this soup would convert cauliflower haters into cauliflower lovers. Slowly cooking the cauliflower in the broth mellows it and allows a bit of sweetness to shine through. I served it with some chopped garlic chives as a garnish and garlic chive buttermilk biscuits on the side.

7 comments:

  1. i do love cauliflower..so, dont have to convert me..hehehehe

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  2. Sounds good - I do love me some cauliflower!

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  3. Cool. Came here after reading your comment on my blog. Never thought of cauliflower in a soup. Looks yummy.

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  4. i love cauliflower too! thanks for dropping by my blog

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  5. hi I love all your recipes and try one myself and it do really taste good and you made the recipes easy for dummy cooks like me. Now my hubby loves me more especially when i bake his favourite brownies and cupcakes. Thanks! By the way I link yr blog with mine. Hope u don't mind...

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  6. This would be great for the next ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday. I love hearty, tummy warming soups - thanks for sharing this one.

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