Cauliflower Soup Drizzled with Truffle-infused Olive Oil

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In anticipation of our Live-Like-a-Local in Provence tour research trip, I happened upon a blog article entitled A Taste of Provence by a young woman whose descriptions and images of things she’d eaten really inspired me. Not so long ago, I’d been invited to RedBird Farm  for a fireside evening when the owner, who is a fabulous host, cooked the most fabulous cauliflower soup which she served with an arugula pesto… so when I saw cauliflower soup in the blog article I was inspired to fuse the RedBird soup with the Provencial toppings and it was fabulous! I LOVE TRUFFLES!!!

REDBIRD CAULIFLOWER SOUP DRIZZLED WITH TRUFFLE INFUSED OLIVE OIL

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 TBS regular olive oil
  • 1 TBS truffle infused olive oil (garnish)
  • 1 cup diced sweet yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cored and chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, cubed
  • 5 cups homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche (or sour cream)
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere or Comte cheese
  • snipped chives (garnish)
  • dash of ground cayenne pepper (garnish)
  • salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oil, soften the onions.
  2. Add the garlic for a minute or two.
  3. Add the potatoes & cauliflower, cook for five minutes.
  4. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
  5. Puree.
  6. Stir in creme fraiche, half & half and cheese.
  7. Serve garnished with cayenne, chives and truffle oil.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Cauliflower Soup Drizzled with Truffle-infused Olive Oil

  1. I just cut out a cauliflower soup recipe from the Boston Globe last week. Your recipe sounds much better, I will try it. I’ve been thinking of you and hoping you haven’t been flooded by the terrible weather hitting your area.

    On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Sojourner Tours wrote:

    > Sojourner posted: ” In anticipation of our Live-Like-a-Local in Provence > tour research trip, I happened upon a blog article entitled A Taste of > Provence by a young woman whose descriptions and images of things she’d > eaten really inspired me. Not so long ago, I’d been invit” >

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