Cauliflower & Blue Cheese Soup

I love cauliflower in soup, this one has a stunning combination of flavours. It can be prepared on the stove, but somehow for this particular recipe the microwave gives a cleaner flavour.

YOU WILL NEED

  • 3 T (45 ml) butter
  • 4 T (60 ml) water
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 3 T (45 ml) flour
  • a pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman's Chicken Stock Powder
  • 100 g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups (500 ml) fresh full cream milk
  • 1-2 t (5-10 ml) Ina Paarman's Green Onion Seasoning
  • flat leaf parsley to garnish
Method

Combine the butter, water, onions and cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl with a lid and microwave on high (100 per cent) for 10 minutes. Stir half way during cooking. Sprinkle over and mix in the flour and nutmeg. Add the water and Chicken Stock Powder and microwave, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the blue cheese, reserving one third for garnishing, and liquidize the soup. Add the milk. Can be prepared to this stage in advance.

Taste for seasoning and reheat for 3-4 minutes on high before serving.

Serve in soup bowls topped with sprinkling of blue cheese and a sprig of flat leaf parsley.

**Meal in one variation:**

Microwave a little extra cauliflower broken into florets. Season with Green Onion Seasoning and serve the whole pieces in the soup. Delicious with wholewheat bread dipped in olive oil or spread with real butter.

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Ina's Tip

**Meal in one variation:**

Microwave a little extra cauliflower broken into florets. Season with Green Onion Seasoning and serve the whole pieces in the soup. Delicious with wholewheat bread dipped in olive oil or spread with real butter.

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