Potage Dubarry with crisp chorizo (Creamy cauliflower soup)

Potage Dubarry with crisp chorizo (Creamy cauliflower soup)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(17 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Crisp little florets and salty, spicy chorizo contrast wonderfully with this creamy cauliflower soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal323
  • fat25g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.64g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 shallots, chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 500ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 12 slices chorizo
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

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.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
mariin
17th Oct, 2012
5.05
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
13th Oct, 2012
5.05
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
15th May, 2012
5.05
delicious!
emmincanrip73
26th Apr, 2012
5.05
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
20th Apr, 2012
4.05
Made soup as per recipe and was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family! Will definitely make again
dodddy
31st Dec, 2011
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
14th Sep, 2011
5.05
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
15th Jul, 2011
5.05
I strictly followed the recipe -which I don't often do- and this worked wonderfully! Very nice, even when re-heated the next day.
elginstill
9th Apr, 2011
This one is amazing, the aesthetics of this one is wonderful. I think this chorizo recipe is featured here: http://chorizo-recipes.com/
krieken's picture
krieken
6th Mar, 2011
5.05
Absolutely delicious. I used cubes of fried bacon and salami not having chorizo at hand worked equally well.

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?