A small bowl of this Bisque will certainly have everyone clamoring to the table – no big appetizer required. Rich, delicate in flavours and a perfect beginning…..
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 med onion, chopped
- 1 large potato, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 tsp. curry paste
- 1 large cauliflower (about 2 lbs. in weight)
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 1 1/2 cups 18% cream
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
- 4 slices of bacon, crisp, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh coriander
In a large saucepan, melt butter over a low heat. Add the onion, potato and curry paste and cook, covered, for about 6 minutes. Stir occasionally and make sure the onion is translucent.
Trim the cauliflower and chop coarsely. Add to the pan along with the stock and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low, simmering until the vegetables are cooked. About 10 minutes, then cool slightly.
In batches, puree in a blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve and pour into a clean saucepan.
Stir in the creams, salt and hot pepper sauce. Heat over a low temperature, stirring often while it simmers and becomes hot.
Ladle into warm soup bowls. Garnish with a generous pinch of crisp bacon and a touch of coriander.
This will serve 12 with small bowls or 6-8 with larger portions.