Curry Cauliflower Soup

A coworker of mine who has quite a bit of cheffy training came in the other day extolling the virtues of her curry cauliflower soup. It sounded mighty tasty indeed so I asked for the recipe:

1 head cauliflower
1 carrot
½ sweet onion
3 tsp curry
14 oz chicken stock
1-2 cups water
olive oil

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Chop up cauliflower (green leaves and all if the green leaves are reasonably decent looking. Otherwise, just the ‘flower), onions and carrots into a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, add the curry and mix the veggies up. Roast veggies for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

Remove roasted veggies from pan and transfer them into a stock pot. Add all but a cup (ish) of the chicken broth to the stock pot. Deglaze roasting pan with the 1-ish cup of stock making sure to get as much of the caramelized bits from the bottom of the roasting pan (these are the tasty bits). Add the roasting pan broth to stock pot and simmer for 30 minutes.

Once simmered, pour the whole kit and caboodle into a blender and blend. Use 1-2 cups of water if needed to get a good soup consistency.

Production Notes: I doubled the recipe save for the carrots of which I used 4. I had 4 extra hanging around from making stock the other day and wanted to use them up. *shrug * I also popped in 2 cloves of garlic because I felt like it. I like garlic. I had a large container of chicken stock already so I just used that instead of stock and water. Also, here is my “house” curry recipe:

* 1 teaspoon chilli powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon tumeric
* 1 teaspoon paprika
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
* 1 teaspoon grama masala

Obviously this makes more than 3 tsps of curry; a fact I wish I had realized before I combined everything. Ah well, so my spices are a bit spicy. My coworker said that you really don’t have to follow the stock pot step if you don’t want to; the veggies and broth can go right from the roasting pan to the blender. However, she wanted to flavor the stock with the curry so she simmered it a bit.

2008: Apparently the video card gave up the ghost this morning and released all its magic blue smoke.

2007: On the other hand, when has anyone’s tea ever nattered on about this and that? NEVER! Hrrmph.

2006: It was dead! Dead like it was when I called in twelve years ago and requested a TECH be called for an on-site visit.

2005: JSFR: Koala’s March (strawberry)

2004: I have no lucky number or clothing or spoon or what have you.

2003: Wait a minute, deep fried as in deep fried – deep fried? Not lots of butter on a griddle fried…deep fried right? Like fish fry fish deep fried? A sandwich? You can do that?

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