Spiced Cauliflower Soup Glazed with a Curry Sabayon

January 30, 2010  |  By Peg Kern
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Spiced Cauliflower Soup Glazed with a Curry Sabayon

Enjoy this delicious soup from our friends at the Walnut Grove Cooking School in France. This is a great soup for warming you up on a cold winters day. It also makes a good starter served with baby poppadoms or curried croutons. If you would like it spicier then simply add more spices at the appropriate stage. The soup can be made a couple of days in advance, however the sabayon is best made just before serving.

Spiced Cauliflower Soup Glazed with a Curry Sabayon

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Cook method: simmer

Soup Ingredients

  • 1/2 large cauliflower
  • 3 medium onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 stick of celery
  • 1/3 of a leek
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 fresh green chilli
  • 800ml chicken stock
  • 200ml cream

Fresh cauliflower during a cooking class. Instructions

1. Roughly chop onions, garlic, celery, green chili and washed leek and slowly fry (with a little olive oil) in a heavy based saucepan until soft (but no colour).
2. Add the spices and cook for for a further 2 to 3 minutes. Add the roughly chopped cauliflower and cover with the chicken stock (as a vegetarian option use vegetable stock).
3. Bring to the boil, turn down heat and gently simmer until cauliflower is soft.
4. Purée the soup with a stick blender, or in a liquidizer until smooth. Pass the soup through a chinois or fine sieve. Add cream then season to taste.

Sabayon Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions
1. Whisk egg yolks, water and curry powder over a bain marie until the eggs have changed to a pale colour and are light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of lemon juice.
2. Ladle the soup into your bowl, and spoon the sabayon over the top of the soup. Glaze with a gas torch until golden brown. Finish with a few dribbles of fresh cream and a sprig of chervil.

By Peg Kern

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