To start again – Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Lemon and Oregano


There are things I like about Christmas and some that I definitely don’t like and they somehow seem to go hand in hand; I like being with my family with all the lights, candles and decorations that Christmas brings along but that also means that there are a lot of preparations to be made before the Christmas clock chimes, things to do and things that usually make you feel like a discarded dish-cloth when the time finally arrives. And just because you have had to run around like a crazed atom in a reaction chamber, time has accelerated and when it all slows down, time doesn’t. And then Christmas is suddenly all over, leaving you in a daze and wondering what it was that hit you and where did the Christmas go? Where? Where?

But I don’t mind it being over, as some of you may already know, I love Mondays and the promise they bring and that is how it feels now, a Monday  after a very loong Sunday!

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Soup. I will not go on about my feelings about soups because just thinking about what to write bores the daylight out of me, suffice to say that I love soups. And I also love cauliflower. And lemon. So what does that lead to do you think? Obviously a cauliflower soup with lemon and oregano. I suggest you to eat this not too hot because the lemon flavour comes out so much better when the soup is tepid or even cold.

cauliflower soup with lemon and oregano
4 servings

1 small cauliflower, the weight of mine was a bit less than 1 kg/1,1 lb
750 ml/3,2 cup vegetable stock or water
100 ml/ 0,42 cup fresh cream
1 big pinch dried oregano
1 small lemon, grated zest and 2,5 tbsp juice
1 pinch sugar
extra-virgin olive oil

Trim the cauliflower and divide into florets and cut the stem into pieces. Put the cauliflower into a pan and cook gently in olive oil for 3-4 minutes.

Add oregano, the grated zest of the lemon and sugar and the stock. Leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes,

When the cauliflower is soft, blend the whole until smooth. Add cream and lemon juice, mix well and taste if salt is needed.

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