Saturday, January 10, 2009

Is it Soup yet?

This weekend, over at WFD we had a soup o thon.

Lots of wonderful soups, and here in NY it is definitely soup weather! The snow is piling up as I type...

I had some Cauliflower, and I never made Roasted Cauliflower Soup, so here it is...

First you toss the cauli in oil and s&p and roast till golden... (delicious to eat just like that!)




Here's the recipe...

This recipe is from Gourmet issue December 1997.
10 cups

2 heads cauliflower
3 garlic cloves
2 shallots
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups chicken stock or chicken broth
1 cup water
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leave
1 bay leaf
2 cups heavy cream
salt and pepper


1 Preheat oven to 425°F.
2 Cut cauliflower into 1-inch flowerets (about 10 cups).
3 In a large baking pan toss cauliflower, garlic, and shallots with oil to coat and roast in middle of oven about 30 minutes, or until golden.
4 Turn frequently and remove any of the garlic and shallots if they are done soone.
5 In a 4-quart pot simmer stock/broth, water, roasted cauliflower mixture, and herbs 30 minutes, or until cauliflower is very tender.
6 Discard bay leaf and in a blender puree soup in batches until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids), transferring to a bowl.
7 Return soup to pot and stir in cream and salt and pepper to taste.
8 Heat soup over moderate heat until just heated through.
9 Note: You can easily alter the proportions of stock, water and cream to taste.

My notes, I only used a little garlic and didn't use bay leaf or thyme...used onions as I didn't have shallots...

I added a a wedge of cream cheese, a bit of brie I wanted to use up and a pat of butter....used less cream..

Bacon and scallions on top..( it's really a symbol that means... soup is hot, you can burn your mouth...don't sue me if you do)

Mike doesn't like caulif, so Pam don't forget to stop in for your soup!

Next installment pulled pork...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I thought that was the Gaelic symbol for looks like it is potato soup but isn't, LOL! This sounds like a good soup to get you through the snowy weather and I think a pulled pork sandwich would go good with the leftover soup too!

  2. Marsha, shhh! That's what I told the group at WFD.
    I am afraid I may have a more litigious audience here, so I had to warn them that soup may be hot, ice may be cold, so don't stick your tongue on a metal pole in winter...:)

  3. Litigious blog readers, never!

    I like that the meaning of the symbol can change depending on the audience.

    I'm on pins and needles waiting for the pulled pork installment.

    I'm not sure where all of his rules come from, but in John's mind you can only eat pulled pork in the summer.

  4. Cynthia, John may be right!
    What if you bought the pork in the summer, froze it and ate it in the winter?
    Would that work?

    I am a Northerner..we have different rules, LOL...

  5. Rules? We have rules? I thought rules were meant to be broken?

    Soup looks great! You're right about it being soup weather today! Still coming down here, too!

    LOL, John's rules!

  6. I was always tempted to do the metal pole things, especially when they started showing that movie all day long. LOL! far ra ra ra ra ra ra rah!

  7. Well i love this veggie so why not the soup...ok this may be a keeper!

  8. I think it means X marks the spot to dig in! I love cauliflower and roasting it first must have made the soup taste wonderful! I've copied and pasted ;)

  9. Did you get snowed in today?Not us..but frigid cold!
    Aren't the Darling Bake Offs fun?

    Soup looks very Gaelic:)
    Love your reds Kathleen~
    I was Cinderella today..Cleaning..floors..etc..


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