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Cauliflower takes well to curry seasonings and by roasting it first you extract maximum flavour from the florets. Serve this soup in small portions as a first course for a special dinner or on its own with naan bread for a simple supper. Garnish each bowl of soup with a swirl of Coriander Chutney Coriander Chutney. This recipe is from the Fall 2008 issue of the LCBO's Food and Drink Magazine.
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Cut cauliflower into florets. Toss the florets with 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil.
- Season the florets with salt and place on a baking sheet and roast, shaking occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes until tender and browned.
- Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Stir in onions and saute for 1 minute. Add ginger, garlic and curry paste. Toss together and saute for 1 minute. Add roasted cauliflower and stir to coat with the spices. Pour in stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer soup until cauliflower is very soft, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the florets. Add the lemon juice.
- Puree the soup using a food processor on a stick blender, adding extra stock if needed, to thin. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish soup with swirls of Coriander Chutney prior to serving if desired.