Friday, December 13, 2013

I made this! (Red) Curried Cauliflower Soup

Soup, especially in the winter, is my go to. I can make a huge batch of it and basically have lunch, dinner, and several side dishes set to go for the entire week. I usually prefer heartier-meal-in-a-bowl soups but a good soup is a good soup regardless! I have been seeing a lot of people cooking with cauliflower lately. It must be the "it" vegetable this season. I have come across mashed cauliflower, cauliflower steaks, cauliflower popcorn, and several cauliflower soups. When I came across this recipe on Cookie + Kate for a Curried Cauliflower Soup I had to give it a try. The ingredient list is simple with a flavor profile focused on cauliflower, red curry and coconut milk.

I ate it all before taking a picture. Oops.
I basically followed the recipe as it was written however I did make some changes on impulse:

  1. I used 2 cups of veggie stock. I used canned veggie stock. The can held about 2 cups. I was not about to have 1/2 a cup of veggie stock sitting in the fridge so I just used the whole can and cooked it longer. 
  2. I did not measure out the red curry. I just used half of the 4 oz "Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste" jar. My tablespoon did not fit in the jar so I guesstimated. Yes, I am that lazy. 
  3. I did not save any cauliflower for garnish so I threw it all in. I ain't got time for garnishes when I am trying to stuff my face
  4. I skipped the basil too. See #3. 
  5. I did purchase the rice vinegar. I am not sure what I am going to do with the rest of it but it was less than $2 at Target. Honestly I think (key word "think") you can skip the rice vinegar and just juice the lemon instead of zesting it to add some acid to the recipe. 
  6. I used my immersion blender to smooth out the soup. Maybe I did not chop the cauliflower small enough but next time I will use a blender. The pieces of cauliflower just don't float into the immersion blender like the onions do.  

I came across another Curried Cauliflower Soup using green curry instead of red curry if you want to mix it up. Let me know which one you like better!