Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bacon Creamy Cauliflower Soup

I am a big fan of pea and ham soup. The lentils, bacon, smoky flavour of the is just a hearty and flavoursome soup. Using smoked bacon bones, I managed to re-create a version of this, using just cauliflower and bacon.

Despite the title, I did not use any cream. There is no need for it. I have no idea how superb this simple vegetable that I use so regularly for stir fries can be made into creamy soups, mash and even a "rice" (by blending it). The texture and flexibility of this down to earth vegetable deserves to be acknowledged.

So as I heat up my soup, and have it on my desk... someone from the other end of the office commented "I feel like having pea and ham soup. Must be the delicious smell coming from the other end of the office"- I smiled and tucked in. Yes, it smelt like it, it tastes like it but I think... and I am a tad basis here, that it is even nicer than the original version.

Bacon Creamy Cauliflower Soup (serves around 6-8)
4 pieces of smoked bacon bones
250 grams smoked lean bacon dance
2 huge heads of cauliflower diced
1 bunch of celery
2 big red onions chopped
2 litres of chicken stock

saute onion in your biggest pot (or like me, use two pots). Add smoked bones and bacon. Once brown, remove as much bacon as you can from the pot. Add all the veges and stock. Simmer for around 20-30 minutes. Blitz the soup up. Then add back the bacon. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve hot.



Little Inbox said...

Wow, you cook a very big pot of it. Slurp slurp!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sweetness goodness!

Joanne said...

I love how this veggie soup seems so indulgent but is actually good for you!

WokandSpoon said...

Big pots are great. Lots of quick and easy meals to freeze! Too bad my freezer is tiny! This looks lovely - only I'm not a big fan of bacon. Creamy cauliflower sounds good to me anyway!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i seldom made creamy soup, and only know how to make musrhoom creamy soup, hehehe..This version of creamy soup sound good too.

daphne said...

little inbox- yeah! for lazy days LOL

ching- :)

joanne- thank you!

wok and spoon- yeah! I think cauliflower is a underrated vegetable!

sonia- the best thing is that it has no cream in it.

etoile0045 said...

Thank you for this recipe that I really like, I have all the ingredients! I will surely do it! I wish you good luck ....
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lena said...

creamy but no cream? wow, love that!! i never had a western soup with cauliflower and bacon but her at the picture, it looks good especially the colour!

tigerfish said...

I like how the soup is thicken (and creamy) without the use of cream.

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