Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spicy Cauliflower and Peanut Soup

 

This isn't a recipe, it's the realisation of an idea.
When I worked at the Stock Market, one of my favourite soups was a spicy cauliflower and peanut with cilantro.
I found a huge(really, its the size of three heads) head of cauliflower in the 1$ bin on Granville Island, it was a cool fall day, so I decided to give it a shot.
I started by throwing 2 cloves of garlic and couple of cups of cauliflower florets in a pot with a tough of water. I steamed it until the cauliflower was tender, then threw it in the food processor with some milk, water, salt and pepper, peanut butter and sambal. Once the soup was smooth, I adjusted peanut butter and sambal levels, thinned it a little more and reheated it. Right at the end, I threw a generous handful of finely chopped cilantro.
The result? a huge success. Warm, rich, spicy and very satisfying.

3 comments:

kickpleat said...

Wait, there's a $1 bin at Granville Island? Please give details! I should bike up there soon. As for your soup, it sounds amazing.

linda said...

The two big produce places in the center of teh market bag up stuff that is close to its "sell by" and sell it for a dollar. Its under the nugget potatoes at Granville Island Produce and right near the cash of the place across from Lee's Donuts.
I have scored some good deals from there...

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda and Rob,
We hope all is going well for you. I'm hoping you'll have time soon to post the birthday pictures. Probably in March, eh?
Bundles of love and hugs,
Grandma and Grandpa