Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"/span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0Iaa1k4sTY/UKAuIeWCH2I/AAAAAAAAFFI/A0dWHcDI-9U/s1600/IMG3240a.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"span class="Apple-style-span"img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0Iaa1k4sTY/UKAuIeWCH2I/AAAAAAAAFFI/A0dWHcDI-9U/s640/IMG3240a.jpg" width="640" //span/aspan class="Apple-style-span"We just love Brassica oleracea, there is no way around it. For some reason though, this fall we have been really,i really/i into cauliflower. The intensity of our new-ish obsession is fed by the vegetable's consistent /spanpresence on the counter at a href="http://www.themeatmarketgb.com/"The /aa href="http://www.themeatmarketgb.com/"Meat Market/a; each week a cornucopia of white, orange, lavender and romanesco cauliflowers come in from a href="http://www.indianlinefarm.com/"Indian Line Farm/a and a href="http://www.theberrypatch.net/"The Berry Patch/a, begging us to take them home./span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"br //span/span/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ad9wxy5bXIY/UKAuMwNS9RI/AAAAAAAAFFQ/ywF8Y5EYCK4/s1600/IMG3257a.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ad9wxy5bXIY/UKAuMwNS9RI/AAAAAAAAFFQ/ywF8Y5EYCK4/s640/IMG3257a.jpg" width="640" //a/span/span/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R0N1qV6icj4/UKAuSp7BCKI/AAAAAAAAFFY/5q-fhmLNvM4/s1600/IMG3259a.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R0N1qV6icj4/UKAuSp7BCKI/AAAAAAAAFFY/5q-fhmLNvM4/s640/IMG3259a.jpg" width="640" //a/span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"span class="Apple-style-span"Unfortunately for our camera, when Jake decided to bring a few heads home from the shop, all that were left were the white ones. On a standard night we'd roast them alone or with a collection of fall veggies - there's nothing better than a nutty, crisp-on-the-edges bite of roasted cauliflower. B/spanut, this time we thought we should branch out a little. Looking around on a href="http://www.food52.com/"Food52/a, one of our go-to food blogs, we came across this recipe a favorite cookbooks - Cooking By Hand by Paul Bertolli. /span/span/spanbr /span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"span class="Apple-style-span"span class="Apple-style-span"br //spanspan class="Apple-style-span"As Paul so often does, he took amazing ingredients in their purest form, graced them with an incredibly simple preparation and created a perfect seasonal dish. /span/spanEating this soup is like eating a cloud - it is mind-blowingly light and fluffy. The delicate sweetness of the cauliflower stands out, highlighted by the earthiness of an extra virgin olive oil drizzle. And while managing to be extremely light, it still satisfied our cold weather craving for hot and hearty food. We would definitely recommend this dish with equal enthusiasm for an easy weeknight meal and a formal dinner party - it will definitely make it's way into our cauliflower rotation./span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"span class="Apple-style-span"br //span/span/span/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s-09qB5Jndc/UKAuXTmHnBI/AAAAAAAAFFg/7PnqK9RPfis/s1600/IMG3298a.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s-09qB5Jndc/UKAuXTmHnBI/AAAAAAAAFFg/7PnqK9RPfis/s640/IMG3298a.jpg" width="640" //a/span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"bCauliflower Soup /b/span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"iFrom a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Hand-Paul-Bertolli/dp/0609608932"Cooking By Hand/a by Paul Bertolli/i/span/span/span/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"span style="color: #444444;"span style="font-size: small;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"br /+ 3 tablespoons olive oilbr /+ 1 medium onion, sliced thinbr /+ 1 head very fresh cauliflower (any color), broken into floretsbr /+ 5 1/2 cups waterbr /+ Salt, to tastebr /+ Good extra virgin olive oil, to tastebr /+ Freshly ground black pepper, to tastebr /br /1. On a medium heat warm the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Put in the onion letting it brown, about 15 minutes.br /2. Add the cauliflower, salt, and 1/2 cup water. Raise the heat slightly, cover the pot tightly and stew the cauliflower until tender, about 15 min. Then add another 4 1/2 cups hot water, bring to a low simmer and cook an additional 20 minutes uncovered.br /3. Purée the soup with an immersion blender to a very smooth, creamy consistency. Let the soup stand for 20 minutes. In this time it will thicken slightly.br /4. Thin the soup with 1/2 cup hot water. Reheat the soup. Serve hot, drizzled with a thin stream of extra-virgin olive oil and freshly ground black pepper./span/span/span/div

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