Roasted cauliflower soup
While shopping yesterday I spied a nice looking cauliflower and thought roasted cauliflower soup would be just the thing for Sunday tea. Cauliflower soup brings back some strong memories. My youngest daughter detested cauliflower soup and would refuse to eat it.
It seems a friend from Melbourne had a similar idea to me and she made a large batch for the week ahead. If you would like to see it, please feel free to join the Facebook group “Cooking meals for one”.
We’ve had a few new members to the group who have brought with them some new thoughts and ideas.
- 1 large Cauliflower
- 1 Potato
- 100 grams Bacon pieces
- 2 teaspoons Curry powder
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 cup White wine
- 2 cups Chicken stock
Turn the oven on to 200 °C or 400 °F
Deflower the cauliflower and crudely dice the potato into large pieces
Place the cauliflower, potato and bacon into a large baking tray and slosh the olive oil over it all
Cover the potato, cauliflower and bacon with the curry powder
Place the baking tray into the oven for an hour
After cooking in the oven place everything into a large saucepan add the wine and stock
Bring the liquid to a slow simmer and with a stick blender purée into a soup
Add some parsley into the soup
Serve in a bowl with some crumbled blue cheese and garnish with parsley
Serve with some sourdough olive bread
Eat the soup
Wash the dishes
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You need to get some colour on the cauliflower and potato when it's in the oven to get some extra flavour.
Cauliflower soup for tea with plenty left for later in the week. Not the greatest photograph. I shot this with my iPhone while the pot was still on the stove.
This was today’s brunch. I really enjoy a BLT, especially on sourdough bread. I bought the bread from Coles. The bacon was cooked in a hot oven for 15 minutes.
Questions and answers
Does cauliflower soup make you fart?
Yes, it does. It’s a sweet aroma with the curry added. I know farting isn’t exactly a great topic to talk about but everyone does it. I’m pretty confident this soup will keep my bedroom fragrant tonight. My only conern is that I will take leftover soup to work and who knows what will happen there. I’ll have to duck off and be by myself I think. This soup packs a powerful punch when it comes to flatus generation.
Why add the potato?
The starch from the potato helps keep the soup nice and thick and creamy. I quite often add cream to soups, but this didn’t need it. It was quite thick in the end.
Did your daughter ever learn to like cauliflower soup?
No, she’s not become a fan. My dream one day is to make her a soup she likes.
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Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy
I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner.
For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.