Potage Dubarry with crisp chorizo (Creamy cauliflower soup)

Potage Dubarry with crisp chorizo (Creamy cauliflower soup)

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal323
  • fat25g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.64g
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  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets



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

  • 25g butter



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

  • 2 shallots, chopped



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

  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped



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

  • 500ml milk



    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



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

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander


  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.

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17th Oct, 2012
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 ! :)
13th Oct, 2012
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!
15th May, 2012
26th Apr, 2012
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
20th Apr, 2012
Made soup as per recipe and was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family! Will definitely make again
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
14th Sep, 2011
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!!
15th Jul, 2011
I strictly followed the recipe -which I don't often do- and this worked wonderfully! Very nice, even when re-heated the next day.
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/
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6th Mar, 2011
Absolutely delicious. I used cubes of fried bacon and salami not having chorizo at hand worked equally well.


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