SOUP GLORIOUS SOUP . . . ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LEEK SOUP

 

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LEEK SOUP WITH CHEDDAR CROSTINI

I feel very strongly about soup.  Soup satisfies the body and the soul.   There is simply nothing more wonderful then enjoying a beautiful bowl of home-made soup.  For me the benchmark of good cooks and  good restaurants is the quality of their soup.  Soup should be treated with great respect.  It should be lovingly and carefully prepared.  The ingredients carefully chosen then prepared and cooked to absolute perfection.

The basis of most soups is the stock.  It should be home-made.  There are some exceptions. If you are able to buy house-made stock from a fresh food supplier this is  acceptable.   This soup recipe calls for chicken stock.  When you buy chicken stock in cans or vacuum packages you are buying flavoured water.  You should be able to reduce a good chicken stock down so that it becomes  thick and syrupy.  Try reducing the canned or packaged chicken down and you will be left with nothing but flavoured powder.

Roasting cauliflower changes this plain Jan white vegetable into something so deeply flavoured, so rich and wonderful you’ll find yourself stealing a few florets to nibble as you prepare the soup.

This soup takes just thirty minutes to prepare.  Add a tossed salad and your dinner is on the table before you can finish a glass of wine.

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LEEK SOUP WITH CHEDDAR CROSTINI

 

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11 thoughts on “SOUP GLORIOUS SOUP . . . ROASTED CAULIFLOWER LEEK SOUP

    • A brilliant combination Resa. That is what I am going to do the very next time I roast cauliflower. Roasted cauliflower is the ONLY WAY I serve this vegetable. It starts out this timid veggie and then when it is roasted it has big flavour and big attitude. Hmmm I think I will add a few capers along with the lemon. XX OO Virginia

  1. Delightful……..soup, the comfort food that soothes the soul. Much needed in these times. Augustine will be most delighted as he is the number one fan of cauliflower. Delightful and I am peeking at Resa’s idea of lemon and your addition of capers…..oh….see, I am off to the kitchen!

    • Mr. Tinny this is such an elegant soup but made with humble ingredients. The Cheddar cheese crostini ON the soup is pure indulgence. Rather like the Gruyere topping on French onion soup. Another soup with humble beginnings but delivering so much to our weary bodies and souls.

    • You are so right. Leeks are a delicious addition to any soup. There sweet earthy flavour is an asset to most home made soups. I especially love leek and potato soup. Old fashioned but to heart warming!

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