I like to be surprised in the good way I was with this soup. I don´t eat cauliflower much and when I do it´s usually roasted with spices. To make a soup with it was never on my list; I always had some other more interesting recipes to make. With more flavor and body.
I never would´ve tried it on my own, and I like to cook with groups, in this case French Fridays with Dorie, because of that. It happened with these brownies too. And I´m happy it will happen with many other recipes. Because it will.
It´s a simple recipe. A tablespoon of butter and another of oil. Add some onions, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook until quite softened. Add cauliflower and stock and cook that until vegetables are very tender. Salt and pepper of course. Blend until completely creamy. That´s it.
I had this soup all day yesterday. Lunch and dinner. The second time I added a bit of cayenne and leftover shredded chicken to it.
It was a complicated day in this city. We has rain like we hadn´t seen in a long time, so some neighbourhoods were flooded. It happened to me once before, as I told in this post. And even though I try to sound a bit superficial about it, it is a tragedy. People died, homes were flooded.
That morning a container full of mercury, spilled in the port, creating a toxic cloud that spread around the city.
Then I saw a tv ad about the mayan calendar, the end of the world in a few weeks (the timing I know), and I wondered about all the natural disasters the whole world is experiencing in the last years. We are having a call from nature that is hard to ignore. And the need to help each other is absolute.
Back to the soup, the taste is a bit smoky and even faintly sweet, with a creamy texture. And it´s just veggies and broth, so it´s good for you, and your thighs. Perfect food for chilly, pre-holiday meals.
Of course if you add a few more vegetables like pumpkin, carrots and spinach you will have the best vegetable soup. Add a poached egg on top of it and the meal is complete.
You can find the recipe here.