Potage Dubarry with crisp chorizo (Creamy cauliflower soup)

Potage Dubarry with crisp chorizo (Creamy cauliflower soup)

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Crisp little florets and salty, spicy chorizo contrast wonderfully with this creamy cauliflower soup

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
323
protein
11g
carbs
15g
fat
25g
saturates
12g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
0.64g

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 25g butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 500ml milk
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 slices chorizo
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

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Method

  1. Set aside two handfuls of small cauliflower florets. Heat the butter in a large pan, add the shallots and gently fry until soft but not brown. Add the cauliflower, potatoes, milk and stock. Season and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and gently simmer for 15-20 mins until the vegetables are tender. Purée until smooth either with a stick blender or in a food processor (you will need to do this in batches). Return to the pan and add the cream. Warm through and add more seasoning if necessary.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the reserved cauliflower florets and fry until brown and starting to soften. Add a splash of water, cover and cook for a further 1-2 mins until just tender. Tip the cauliflower into a bowl. Add the chorizo to the pan and fry quickly on each side until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Serve the soup in bowls with a small pile of crisp cauliflower in the centre, topped with a couple of slices of chorizo and scattered with coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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joan61's picture

I made this soup last night for the family. Two fussy men and it was very much enjoyed.
It only took 15 mins to make as I cooked the cauliflower, without the milk, and added it after mins in the pressure cooker. Did not use the cream, as it really did not need it as it was so thick and creamy without.

sandrahayes's picture

Agree with other comments - dead easy and really delicious and impressive. A definite addition to the regular recipes. Blanched slices of cauliflower florets in microwave and then drained, dried and cooked wit chorizo. We served it with walnut bread - I wonder If a few crushed walnuts would work with the chorizo and cauliflower on top.

siouxsie54's picture
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I added a few crispy croutons for a starter (I didn't want my guests filling up on bread) but served with bread for a fab midweek supper meal.

seadevil's picture

Excellent recipe, easy to cook and impressive contrast of textures and flavours. I changed the method slightly by frying the chorizo first and then sauteed the florets in the flavoured oil. I omitted adding water and this ensured the florets stayed crisp. This is now firmly in the menu folder.

mariin's picture
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I made this in February as a starter for dinner, my friend who I hosted first time has it stuck in her mind that I cook restaurant quality food and she still keeps talking about The Marvellous Cauliflower Soup - and it is October now ! :)

itsybitsy's picture
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This was absolutely delicious. I was worried that the cauliflower would be overpowering but it gave a really subtle flavour. I halved the ingredients for two people....a great way to use up half a cauli!

dusicka's picture
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delicious!

emmincanrip73's picture
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Tried this for a lunch party last weekend. Made the soup the day before, then added the cream before reheating - magnificent.
The chorizo and fried cauliflower gave it the spicy contrast it needed. Will become a regular with me now

tooker's picture
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Made soup as per recipe and was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family! Will definitely make again

dodddy's picture

fantastic recipe. i sliced some smallcauliflower florets into 3mm slices and cooked those in with the chorizo at the end. they cook in the same time as the chorizo and still have a bit of a bite which contrasts with the soup. looks fab a real dinner party starter

ashleighwinters's picture
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Wow what a great soup to be honest I was a little dubious about trying this but it was fantastic - like something served in a fine dining restaurant - the addition of the chorizo was amazing the flavours worked together perfectly it was enjoyed immensly by myself and husband and my 8year old son .. Give it a try you wont be disappointed!!

mariel21's picture
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I strictly followed the recipe -which I don't often do- and this worked wonderfully! Very nice, even when re-heated the next day.

krieken's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I used cubes of fried bacon and salami not having chorizo at hand worked equally well.

michelle-macdougall's picture
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Made this tonight and it was gorgeous, so easy to make, but very tasty, and looks good too, Have to say it is now one of my favourite soups.

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