Caramelised cauliflower soup

Caramelised cauliflower soup

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From
The Frugal Cook
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Mike Cooper

You simply wouldn't believe cauliflower could taste so sumptuous - or that there's no cream in this luxurious soup, which was inspired by the brilliant Heston Blumenthal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 medium to large cauliflower
75g unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon curry powder, plus a little extra for decoration
150ml semi-skimmed milk
600ml light vegetable stock, made with 2 rounded tsp Marigold vegetable bouillon powder or an organic vegetable stock cube
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
lemon juice, to taste

Method

  1. Trim the base and the leaves off the cauliflower, break into florets then chop them finely. Cut the butter into cubes, put them in a large saucepan and place on a medium to high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown (about 12-15 minutes). Stir in the curry powder and cook for another 2-3 minutes then add the milk, and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 6 minutes. Add 300ml of the stock, bring to the boil again then cook gently until the cauliflower is soft (about another б minutes). Remove the pan from the heat, leave to stand for б minutes then tip the contents into a liquidiser and puree until smooth. Scoop the puree out of the blender and return to the pan. Whizz up the remaining stock in the blender to pick up the last bits of the puree and add to the cauliflower. Stir well and re-heat gently. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and black pepper then add as much salt as you think the soup needs. Serve in small bowls with some snipped chives and a light dusting of curry powder.

Variations

  • You could add some cream but it's already quite rich.

Thrifty tip

  • It's always worth holding back some stock or other liquid to get the last bits of puree out of the blender.
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