Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cauliflower & Stilton Soup

You know how it is when you travel to another country you get to the airport to go home & have a handful of money that you don't want to bother to exchange so, you end up spending it in the airport shops. Waiting to come home from England, we used our few leftover pounds to buy a bunch of chocolate & a copy of Jamie Oliver's magazine Jamie. It's a really pretty magazine, the art direction looks a lot like his recent books, but even better it seems to be full of recipes we want to try. This is the first of those recipes.
Stilton & Cauliflower Soup
This soup seemed like the perfect quick thing to make on our first night back home when we knew we wouldn't be up for much else. It had a really wonderful flavor but oh, was it rich! We really needed the crusty bread we served it with. I don't think we'd make it as a main dish again but it would make a great starter or side with beef.

Cauliflower & Stilton Soup
(adapted from Jamie Magazine for quantity & US measurements)

1/2 T unsalted butter
1 small onion, peeled & chopped
2 garlic gloves, sliced
1/2 t dried oregano
1 1/2 T fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped
2 c chicken or vegetable broth
3.5 oz stilton
1/2 c milk
Salt & pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-heat. Add the onion, garlic & oregano and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the parsley & cauliflower & cook for 10 minutes. Pour in the broth & let simmer for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat & add the stilton & milk. Cook while stirring for 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning & add salt & pepper as needed. Use a blender or immersion blender to process until smooth. Serve with crusty bread.

2 main course or 4 side servings.

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Dewi said...

Wow, sound very sophisticated soup by adding stilton. Perfect for party as well. Since it's a bit special.

Lori said...

Ha, ha! We did this exact thing when leaving Dublin one year. We came home with a ton of Cadbury because it was Easter time. :)

A great use of extra money to spend it on a cooking magazine. I love cauliflower soup and this sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Looks rich and delicious!

Sam said...

Sounds delicious, I really love stilton!

Maria said...

The soup looks fabulous!

Deborah said...

I've really liked any of Jamie's recipes that I've tried. This sounds delicious!

grace said...

i so enjoy jamie's recipes--they're so straightforward and soothing. amazingly creamy, dreamy soup, kat!

Lori said...

Looks like a bowl full of yum to me. I can see where this would be wonderful. Pureed cauliflower seems a lot like mashed potatoes. And potatoes with cheese, yum.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Cauliflower and stilton soup is delicious - I've done it with some seared scallops as an elegant starter. But boy is in rich!

Peter M said...

You're squeezing in the last soups of the season, love bleus and I would enjoy a big bowl of this.

test it comm said...

This is a really tasty sounding soup!

Karen Brown Letarte said...

This sounds wonderful! The perfect dish to come home to after a long trip.

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