I like tobe surprised in the good way I was with this soup. I don´t eat cauliflower much and when Ido it´s usually roasted with spices. To make a soup with it was never on mylist; I always had some other more interesting recipes to make. With moreflavor and body.
I neverwould´ve tried it on my own, and I like to cook with groups, in this caseFrench Fridays with Dorie, because of that. It happened with these browniestoo. And I´m happy it will happen with many other recipes. Because it will.
It´s a simple recipe. A tablespoon of butter and another of oil. Add someonions, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook until quite softened. Add cauliflowerand stock and cook that until vegetables are very tender. Salt and pepper of course.Blend until completely creamy. That´s it.
I had thissoup all day yesterday. Lunch and dinner. The second time I added a bit ofcayenne and leftover shredded chicken to it.
It was a complicated day in this city. We has rain like we hadn´tseen in a long time, so some neighbourhoods were flooded. It happened to meonce before, as I told in this post. And even though I try to sound a bit superficialabout it, it is a tragedy. People died, homes were flooded.
That morning a container full of mercury, spilled in the port, creating a toxic cloud that spread around the city.
Then I saw a tv adabout the mayan calendar, the end of the world in a few weeks (the timing Iknow), and I wondered about all the natural disasters the whole world isexperiencing in the last years. We are having a call from nature that is hardto ignore. And the need to help each other is absolute.
Back to thesoup, the taste is a bit smoky and even faintly sweet, with a creamy texture. And it´s just veggies and broth, so it´s good for you, and your thighs. Perfect food for chilly, pre-holiday meals.
Of course if you add a few more vegetables like pumpkin, carrots and spinachyou will have the best vegetable soup. Add a poached egg on top of it and the meal iscomplete.
You canfind the recipe here.