Recipe by chefsquig
"This is a really delicious soup I make."
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cauliflower, broken into florets
leeks, white part only, chopped
heavy whipping cream
cracked black pepper
I had to make two changes only because I am limited on ingredients. I did not have heavy whipping cream, I used equal amounts evaporated milk. I also did not have chervil, I useda little dried parsley and dried chives. Even with my substitutions, this soup turned out FANTASTIC. I've had it for lunch five days in a row with half of a tomato sandwich and I can't get enough. I love that it's low in carbs and low enough in calories so that if I wanted more (which I have), I can have seconds. Delicious!
Three-star rating for misinformation. I'm in the process of making this soup now, and the temperature is way off. 275 F doesn't come close to the temp necessary for roasting. I just raised the temp to 450 which is what many recipes recommend for roasting cauliflower. Blending part of the cauliflower sounds like a good idea.
I turned on the broiler to brown up the cauliflower.After the complete soup mixture cooked for 15-20 min, I pureed 3 cups of it for a smoother,creamier soup.Added small pieces of cooked smoky ham and dusted w Parmesan cheese.Wonderful combination.
Easy and delicious. I halved the recipe since my CSA box only came with one leek. Near the end, after adding the spices, I took my immerson blender to the larger chunks of cauliflower to smooth out the soup and make it more "soupy". This is a pretty thick soup and you could stretch it a bit by doing more water or broth if you need to. Both the favors of the cauliflower and leeks were on display.
I made a few changes to this recipe, the most significant being the roasting time/temp on the cauliflower. I am not sure if 275 at 30 min is a typo or not, but that time/temp combo does not produce soft, browned cauliflower. I added an extra 10 min at 425 to the end of that cooking time. Next time I will do 20-25 min at 400. The other major change was that I added 3 strips of bacon (fried and crumbled) to the soup. Great! Minor changes included leaving out the flour (to eliminate carbs and because it really wasn't needed) and partially pureeing the soup with an immersion blender so it was thick and creamy with small cauliflower chunks. I also did not have chervil and used parsley instead. This is delicious soup and really resembles loaded baked potato soup when you top it with bacon crumbles and cheese.
Love this soup, I added fresh parsley and dried chives instead of chervil...delicious! Oh, one other thing I did is cut back on the pepper, the first time I made it the pepper over powered the soup & I am a pepper lover!!
Exquisite recipe! I made exactly as written except for the roasting part – I broiled it for 10-15 mins after I tried baking the cauliflower at 275 for 30 mins per the recipe instructions. I agree with the other posters that it must be a typo. I also decided to puree 3 cups per another users suggestion. The taste is phenomenal. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe chefsquig! It’s a keeper.
Loved it! Some changes I did: I sautéed onion, garlic and cauliflower instead of baking them. Added other ingredients except for milk and chives. Added fresh parsley and cayenne pepper. I puréed into a creamy consistency. Just perfect for us.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 143
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