Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cauliflower Soup with Cheese Sticks


Cheese-sticks

Cauliflower is cheaper this season too... the cheapest I came across is 69cents per head at one of the grocers... We normally have our cauliflower ~ steam with or without the oyster sauce to drizzle or bake (with lots of runny cheese :))...

I wanted to try to make soup (I've tried Brocolli Soup)... and found one in  PeriPlus~Soups and Breads recipe book... I used dollops of Philadelphia cooking cream.
The soup is smooth and silky, unlike its Brassica cousin ~ Broccolli! and the WOW factor would be the cheesy sticks... just like marriage made in heaven... Miss E and Mr H loved the soup as both went for second helping :) and Mr H Jr ~ he was struggling to finish his bowl... and was secretly hoping that he could finish the cheesy sticks instead...

Cauliflower Soup:
  • 600g-750g cauliflower- cut into florets
  • 1 liter of vegetable stock or chicken stock (or 1 liter of water plus 1 Chicken cube stock)
  • 1 red onion - diced
  • salt and pepper
  • a dash of ground nutmeg
  • Philladelphia cooking cream (quantity? - depending how creamy one would prefer)
Saute onion in a medium size saucepan until translucent... Add in cauliflower followed by stock. Bring to boil and then lower the fire and simmer for about 10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Leave it to cool.
Then use stick blender and puree until smooth. Place the pot on the stove again and heat up (but not to let it boil). Season with salt and pepper. Add a dash of nutmeg and cream. Stir....

Cheese Sticks:
  • 4 sliced of white bread - trim the crust and cut into 4 fingers/slice
  • 2 tablespoon of margarine (or butter)- melted
  • 1 clove of garlic - minced
  • tasty cheese
Pre-heat oven to 180C.
Mix melted margarine and garlic in a bowl. Brush both side of the bread sticks with melted margarine and garlic mixture. Top up with shredded tasty cheese.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.Leave it to cool

Serve Creamy cauliflower soup with cheese sticks... Bon Apetite... :)

10 comments:

  1. Cauliflower cooked this way is so mild and ultra creamy. For even richer richness use half milk half stock. Yumm...

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  2. What a nice and simple soup. I certainly will try this one.

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  3. The InTolerant Chef,
    Thank you for the alternatives... will give it a go next time :)

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  4. Tobias,
    Thank you... just hopped over to your blog... great Greek recipes... will try some soon.. :)

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  5. I plan on making cauliflower gratin one of these days...but I might have to make your soup instead. It looks delicious.

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  6. Indie.Tea,
    Thank you...:)
    Cauli gratin ~yumm..

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  7. Now I haven't seen cauliflower for that low of a price but the soup still sounds worth spending a few dollars on, still a very inexpensive meal.

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  8. Medifast Coupons,
    Bought another cauli at the same price this morning.... not sure what to do with it yet... just love good bargain :)

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  9. I love love love cauliflower. Your cauliflower soup is so smooth!

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  10. tigerfish,
    thumbs up for cauli :)

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