Friday, 15 February 2013

Spicy Thai Cauliflower Soup
 I love soup in the Winter!

It is comforting and makes me feel warm all over.

I find that especially good for this time of the year as we are in cold and flu season.

When they are smooth and creamy I feel like I am at top restaurant starting an expensive meal!

This soup is silky and rich without any cream.

The addition of coconut milk lends a creamy richness without the fat calories and it is dairy free making this a good addition to a vegetarian or vegan pantry.
Usually when I prepare soup as a starter, I get nothing but complaints in my home!
Not soup again, is the usual response or... what else is there?
It's my way of sneaking in more veggies.
I had no problem convincing my teens to try this because it's aromas filled the house with an exotic scent, so it intrigued them as soon as they stepped into the house!
This soup has vegetables that you can easily find any time of the year and has only 6 ingredients.  With this new Thai Curry sauce from Summer Fresh a busy mom can have this ready in 30 minutes while enjoying a completely unique meal. 
The panang red curry paste adds an unexpected punch with just enough heat. It has an aromatic mixture of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and  spicy chilies to warm you right down to your toes.

Most of these ingredients are hard to find in the best of stores and now with this one sauce you don't have to look further or experiment. You get just the right measurements without fuss.
This new Thai Curry sauce from Summer Fresh has all of the flavours with authentic Thai tastes and it's ready when you are.

Thai Curry sauce can spice up your weekday meal in a pinch and will add pizazz to any weekend dinner parties!
It definitely got an A+ from my bunch
There are no preservatives, colours or artificial flavours!
1 head of cauliflower
1 leek, washed chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
750 ml. chicken broth or vegetable broth (homemade or low sodium)
2 tbsp evoo
1/4 cup Thai Curry Summer Fresh Sauce (if you want it spicy add more)
1-2 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
Preheat oil in a large sauce pot.  Add leeks and garlic, sauté for 3-5 min until softened.
Add cauliflower, stirring to coat with oil  and cook for 5 min to begin to caramelize and soften.
Add broth and Summer Fresh sauce.  Stir to mix all of the ingredients. You will get a soft enticing orange colour. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to medium. Cook for 30min or until cauliflower is fork tender.
Using a hand blender puree in the pot or carefully ladle the vegetables into a food processor/blender container and puree.
*Be careful if pureeing in a blender. Do not fill to the top or the expanding liquid may pop the lid*
Garnish with cilantro
Serves 4-6

Enjoy with love!

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