Curried Roast Cauliflower Soup

"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 recipe # 345872. This recipe is from the Fall 2008 issue of the LCBO's Food and Drink Magazine."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

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  1. Loved this, it has so much flavor. I substituted leeks for the onions, otherwise kept it the same. I'll make this one again for sure.
     
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  1. Loved this, it has so much flavor. I substituted leeks for the onions, otherwise kept it the same. I'll make this one again for sure.
     

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I am a classically trained chef and a grad of NECI in Vermont. I ran my own catering company for years and then decided to switch gears and go to law school. I now practice law and cook just for fun. I enjoy cooking for friends and DH and I entertain regularly. I also cook for my three golden retrievers and have found several wonderful biscuit recipes here at Zaar. I collect cookbooks and food literature. My all time favourite food writer is MFK Fisher. If you have not read it, I commend her short story "Borderland " to you. It is one of the most evocative pieces of food writing ever. My current favourite cookbook is "Urban Italian - Simple Recipes and True Stories from a Life in Food" by Andrew Carmelini. For years I managed to hang on to all of my back issues of Gourmet some of which date back to the 1980's. Sadly, I recently lost that particular battle and to promote marital harmony, I am recycling my old mags but am posting my favorite Gourmet recipes along with some interesting ones worthy of a test drive.
 
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