Saturday, February 7, 2009


Some flavors go together shockingly well. This combo of cauliflower and caraway is amazing. I am not a big caraway fan, but here in this soup, caraway has found it's long, lost, love, cauliflower. They are so excited to be together and I so am enjoying their tastey union. At about 45 calories per serving, how could I go wrong? By the way the taste vaguely reminds me of mashed potatoes with gravy.

Lipsmacking Goodness Original

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
5 cups cauliflower, broken up
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons ground caraway
2 cups water
4 cups turkey broth

Melt butter and saute onion in butter until transluscent. Add a tablespoon of clower and keep stirring until flour is browned a little. Add water, cauliflower, caraway and broth. Cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender. Blend with an immersion blender or a regular blender. Serve with a light sprinkling of cheddar.

Bench Notes: I used a very good turkey broth so I watered it down so the cauliflower would not be overpowered. You can substitute chicken broth for all of the liquid as well. A bottle of beer would go really well in this soup. (Or with the soup).


kat said...

I never thought of the two together but now that you mention it I bet it was wonderful!

Bunny said...

love that this tastes somewhat like mashed potatoes and gravy!!

Grace said...

i don't believe i'm familiar with the taste of caraway, and this sounds like the perfect dish to introduce me to it. the idea of cauliflower soup is new to me too, but i like it. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

A soup that tastes like mashed potatoes? Yum!

Sara said...

This sounds really interesting! I actually really like caraway, I keep a bag in the house for making rye bread. I'll give this soup a try!