Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Pronounced kahr-fee-ol le-vesh.
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped (approx. 3 cups)
- 4 cups chicken stock or 4 cups veal stock
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 -2 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- Place cauliflower in a pot with stock, milk, and salt and bring to a boil.
- Cook until stalks can be easily pierced with a knife, but are still firm (7 minutes).
- In a small saucepan, make a roux, by heating the butter and mixing in the garlic and flour, stirring constantly until flour turns golden beige (3 minutes) (be careful not to scorch the flour and not to get any on you).
- Add the parsley and white pepper.
- Thin the roux with 1/2 cup of the cauliflower broth and slowly pour back into the soup.
- Simmer until cauliflower is done and soup no longer tastes floury (10 minutes).
- Let cool thoroughly.
- In a small bowl stir a little of the soup into the sour cream until smooth; return this to the remaining soup.
- Reheat before serving.
Terrific soup, littleturtle. I enjoyed it pretty much as written with the exception of adding more like 2 cloves of garlic. Also, I used chicken base to make up broth, which made this saltier than anticipated. Next time I'll withhold the 1 tsp salt until *after* tasting it for seasoning. If you add the parsley right before serving, it'll stay a nice bright green hot off the stove. This recipe is really easy to follow, and surprisingly tasty considering the short ingredient list! Thanks very much for posting it.
What a delicious soup! I made it as specified, except for adding 1/2 tsp. of turmeric for a golden color and added health benefits. I also thought it would taste wonderful with the addition of sauteed onion. The soup is great either way.
Loved it! Even my kids liked it, and they're not much for soup. I made it exactly as is, except that I blended it with a stick blender at the end to make it a bit more creamy. Tastes great, though!