Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cauliflower Coconut Soup

A nice lunch soup on a boring Monday afternoon. This soup is very rich and should be eaten with small portions and with friends! Very tasty. Much like a thai curry but a little more liquid and not a spicy.

Cauliflower Coconut Soup

1/2 can of coconut milk
2 green chili peppers
1/2 cup of vegetable broth
1 cup of cauliflower
1/2 cup of thai basil (chopped)
2 tablespoons of onion (chopped)
1 tablespoon of oil
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
1/2 teaspoon of ginger

In a sauce pan, heat the oil on med - low heat. Cut the chili peppers lengthwise and de-seed them. Chop them into small slices. Add the chopped onion and peppers to the heated oil. When the onion is translucent and the peppers are beginning to brown add the chopped cauliflower and basil. Let cook on low heat for another 5 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and add all the spices and sugar. Let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes. Then pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. It make take several trips to the blender so that it does not explode. Once smooth, let the soup simmer for about 5 minutes and serve.

It looks like the last of the major contracting work will be completed on the house by the end of the week. Then it will be cleaning and painting time. I hope this place will start looking like a house soon. It kind feels like a huge apartment right now. I need to give it some character.


jessy said...

you had me at thai curry and rich. mmmmmmmmmmmmm! what a great combination of flavors! oh my gosh, this sounds so good - thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

Yum! I can't say no to anything with coconut in it ;)

Hannah said...

How perfect, I have a lonely head of cauliflower with no specific purpose hanging out in the veggie bin. I think it just found it's calling in tonight's dinner! :)

Jes said...

The basil in the recipe sounds so delish! I've never made a curried soup with basil in it before and now I think I need to.