Neapolitan Cauliflower Soup – Cheese

1 Head cauliflower – large

-(about 2 lbs.), cored and Separated into florets 2 tb White wine vinegar – OR

-cider vinegar 4 Clove garlic – minced

1/2 ts Crushed hot red pepper

1/4 c Olive oil

4 c Vegetable Broth – hot (see

-recipe) OR canned Low-sodium chicken broth 2 ts Salt

1/3 c Parsley – flat-leaf, freshly

-chopped Number of Servings: 6 Pecorino cheese – freshly grated 1. Trim the stems from the cauliflower florets and cut them into 1/2 inch

pieces, then break the florets into 1/2-inch pieces. Fill a large bowl with 2 quarts of cold water and stir in the vinegar. Add the cauliflower pieces and stir to clean thoroughly. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Drop the cauliflower into the boiling water, return to a boil and cook over moderately high heat until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the cauliflower thoroughly. 2. In a large saucepan, cook the garlic and hot red pepper in the olive

oil over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is golden, about 3 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes, stirring to prevent it from browning. Stir in the hot Vegetable Broth, salt and parsley. 3. Using a slotted spoon, remove 1 cup of the cooked cauliflower from the

soup and puree it in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return it to the soup, increase the heat to moderate and heat through. Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle on a generous amount of cheese. NOTE: Make this soup as garlicky and spicy as you like and serve with lots of crusty Italian bread. Serves 6. Recipe from Food & Wine, March, 1990. Posted By Michelle Bass. Courtesy of Fred Peters.






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