Sunday, August 30, 2009

full oven

some things you can be sure of in our house.
the freezer is full.
on any given day off, the oven is full.

full, like this

i decided to roast all the yellow tomatoes from the garden, will keep those in oil for a sauce.
i also roasted some roma tomatoes from the garden, these will be preserved in oil, garlic and basil. one pot will surely go to my favorite florist... i feed her and she makes my home pretty. the deal of the century.

another little something that will go in the florist basket is some cauliflower soup.
i was given a cauliflower on the market last week. i guess i bought so much and it must have been the end of the day...
cauliflowers are so big! i get tired of eating it raw or eating a big old salad of it.

into the soup it goes!

it was delicious and exactly what we needed. we both felt on the verge of a cold, so the soup really hit the spot, warm & comforting. the addition of little chunks of jalapeno and bbq roasted corn were the best part, sweet and spicy.

1 cauliflower, roasted
2 sweet onions (like vidalia)
1 head garlic, roasted
2 ribs celery
1 carrot
1 large potato
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp yellow curry powder
2 tsp cumin, toasted, crushed
1 tsp coriander seeds, toasted, crushed
1 Tbsp black pepper, crushed
2 tsp siracha

4 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
1 cup 18% cream

3 jalapeno (ours were very small as they are from the garden, 2 store bought ones would do)
1 1/2 cups of corn (a leftover from a bbq we had, cut from the cob, frozen on a tray and packaged for further enjoyment!!)
1 lime leaf, cut into thin strips ( i buy them fresh and freeze what i don't initially use)

Cook the onions in butter (or oil if you prefer) until golden in color. Then add the spices, celery, carrot, potato. cook a bit to bring out the flavors. Add the cauliflower, stock and enough water to cover. When the veggies are cooked through, puree in a blender. Add the cream, adjust the seasonings and thin out with more water if necessary.

Add the jalapeno, corn and lime leaf to finish. Some corn chips and fresh cilantro would have been perfect... we were just too lazy to walk over to the grocery store. and it was better for us this way too!

we enjoyed with a huge plate of fresh cut veggies.


Rachelle said...

sounds super yummy! it's the time of year where warm comforting soups start to come out again. i hate it, but i love it.

marysol said...

ha ha! well i'm totally the opposite! i thrive in fall/winter, i love the cold!!!

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