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Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup on a chilly day this is a great way to treat the family. This recipe was discovered while travelling in Germany in the ’70s with my Grand Mother. She was horrified at the idea of Cauliflower Soup and was convinced the hotel had run out of “proper” soup. I have been making it ever since to the delight of friends and family.

Cauliflower Soup

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By Marc Spendlove-Kruger Serves: 6
Prep Time: 6 minutes Cooking Time: 19 minutes

This rich and creamy cauliflower soup is just the ticket on a chilly day - and it's inexpensive too.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 800g/1¾lb cauliflower florets, roughly chopped
  • 1 litre/1¾ pints vegetable stock

Instructions

1

Add all the ingredients to your soup maker

2

Set to smooth

3

Serve after 19 minutes

Notes

Traditional Method For the cauliflower soup, heat the oil in a deep, heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until just softened. Add the ground cumin and ground coriander and fry for a further 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the chopped cauliflower and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8-12 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Carefully pour the soup mixture into a food processor and blend to a purée (or alternatively, use a stick blender in the saucepan). Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and warm through for 1-2 minutes. To serve, divide the cauliflower soup equally among four serving bowls. Serve with crusty bread and butter.

Time Saving Equipment

The Morphy Richards Soup Maker takes keeps the preparation of Cauliflower Soup to a minimum. You can have it on the table to gasps of delight within 30 minutes. I got mine from Amazon and love it. We are eating more than our five a day and feeling well on the health benefits.

Garnishing

The are several ways to turn this simple soup into a dinner party spectacular. And all very simple and easy to do.

Wine Matching

With a Cauliflower Soup or a cauliflower cheese, smooth dry whites are the order of the day. Think unoaked or subtly oaked chardonnay like Chablis, chenin blanc, Soave, Gavi, dry pinot gris. We Served a Kruger Family Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2018. Granite, dusty minerality, quince, citrus, pineapple and herbs come together on a complex nose, with these flavours following through on the palate. The palate is fresh, delicate, yet powerful and rich all at the same time, in typical Old Vines style. Available from Naked Wines.

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