Drunken Cauliflower Soup

  • Drunken Cauliflower Soup
Ranked: 266th

Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 16 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 x shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 x cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 500 ml cream
  • 1 handful freshly grated parmesan
  • 3 cups good dry white wine
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme, crumbled

Method

Using a large saucepan over a medium-high heat, saute garlic and shallot in butter until soft.
Add cauliflower and thyme to the pan and stir.
While stirring, continue to cook until the cauliflower starts to soften and break down. This should be about 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups of wine, bring it to the boil, cover and allow to boil rapidly until the wine has been absorbed into the cauliflower.
Once all the wine has absorbed, mix the final cup of wine and cup of stock together.
Pour into the pan, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and allow to simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat.
Remove from heat and transfer to a blender (you could also use a stick mix).
Blend the cauliflower and liquid together in the blender for 30 seconds and gradually add the cream and parmesan.
Blend until soup is smooth.
Season to taste.
Serve immediately.

Serves 4 generous portions as a main or 6 for an entree.

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  • Addictive!

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    by Adam Gray on 13/10/2012, 08:34
    Adam Gray
  • This was easy to follow and so delicious!

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    by Kristie Gray on 13/10/2012, 11:40
    Kristie Gray
  • This looks so good! I love having a few cauliflower recipes on hand!

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    by Carla Horvath on 15/10/2012, 07:15
    Carla Horvath
  • Yum!!!

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    by Warren Daley on 15/10/2012, 14:38
    Warren Daley
  • Love cauliflower soup, one of my favourite winter dishes. Looking forward to trying this recipe with the touch of parmesan

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    by Stuart Talman on 17/10/2012, 08:08
    Stuart Talman
  • a very nice variation to the famous “crême dubary”

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    by Hannu Verasdonck on 19/10/2012, 04:47
    Hannu Verasdonck
  • It was delicious. However it took a bit longer to soften the cauliflower than I thought it would. It certainly depends on taste for the white wine you choose.

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    by Irene Stove on 19/10/2012, 17:31
    Irene Stove
    • Thank you for your feedback Irene. How long did the cauliflower take for it to begin to soften? This recipe doesn’t actually require the cauliflower to be soft during the saute process, but simply begin the softening process. I am also curious as to what wine you used? Just wanting a little insight into your rating :-)

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      by Kristy Leigh on 05/04/2013, 13:06
      Kristy Leigh
  • I really liked it and it was much easier to make than anticipated. Definitely a keeper!

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    by Sara Madsen on 09/04/2013, 03:17
    Sara Madsen
  • Sounds awesomely easy and tasty. Will definitely try it out when the weather cools a little.

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    by Kerry McHarris on 09/04/2013, 20:41
    Kerry McHarris