Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cauliflower-Garlic Soup

I found this recipe in a wonderful little cookbook called Soups, Stews & Casseroles: Food Writers Favorites. I was concerned that the garlic would be overwhelming... I mean, 20 cloves of garlic seems like a lot, right?! Well, you hardly taste it... trust me. The recipe is by Lorrie Guttman, food editor for the Tallahassee Democrat in Florida. She writes, " Garlic becomes surprisingly mellow as it cooks, and the 20 cloves in this soup are just right. "

This soup is also great served cold.

Cauliflower-Garlic Soup


20 cloves garlic, peeled
5 cups chicken broth (homemade or canned)
1 large head cauliflower (8 cups florets)
salt & white pepper, to taste
1 cup half-and-half or light cream
pinch of nutmeg


1. In a covered soup pot, simmer garlic in broth for 20 minutes.

2. Add cauliflower, salt and white pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Break up cauliflower with a spoon. Taste and adjust seasonings.

4. Stir in half-and-half, stir and simmer for an addition 10 minutes.

5. Top with a pinch of nutmeg and serve.

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