CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH CURRIED NAAN TOAST
COOKBOOK: Woman’s Day, July 2005
I was told that this was the best soup they’ve had in a long time! I have to tell you that my family is not a soup-family. They prefer any other dish before soup so this was not only surprising but a real compliment.
Let me tell you about cauliflower! It gives you……
100% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.
About a quarter of your daily vitamin K.
2% of your daily calcium and iron.
6% of your daily potassium.
More than 3 % of your daily magnesium.
Cauliflower is a heart-friendly vegetable thanks to a plant compound called sulforaphane. Acting as an antioxidant, sulforaphane reduces the inflammatory damage caused by oxidative stress, a process which plays a central role in the development of heart disease. There are many more reasons as to why this is such a healthy vegetable to introduce to your diet. This is an easy and absolutely delicious recipe to start with. Hope you enjoy
1 large eek, rinsed and sliced
1.5k cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
4 cups of chicken stock
2 cups water
Salt & pepper
Handful of chives , plus extra for garnish
CURRIED NAAN TOASTS
1 x 400g packet naan bread
40g butter, softened
1 tablespoon curry powder
Cook your cauliflower by boiling for 15mins or in the microwave (add a few tablespoons of water) for 7 mins on high.
Melt butter in a deep pot. Add the leek , add salt & pepper and mix well. Fry for a minute, then add drained cooked cauliflower. Add chicken stock and water. Add chives and combine. Do a taste-test to see if it needs a little extra salt & pepper.
Bring the soup to boil, simmer for 15-17mins and remove from heat.
TWO METHODS TO PUREE
You can use a hand held electric blender which will have a soup attachment. Place the blender in the soup and carefully swirl until texture is smooth.
You can use a stand up blender. You will need to add batches of the soup, blend them until smooth and transfer it back into the pot until ready to serve.
Line a flat oven tray. Place the naan bread over the paper. Spread butter and sprinkle the curry powder. Place in grill ( please note: keep an eye on them and take them out when you see they start getting colour)
Serve soup in bowls and garnish with some chives