Each week I have an organic box of fresh fruit and vegetables, grown in the Robertson area, delivered to my door.
Apart from getting wonderful good quality produce; each week’s selection challenges my Chefs skills.(I never know what I will be getting)
So today, standing in my kitchen, I have a beautiful head of cauliflower in one hand and a rather sumptuous apple in the other…and my mind starts to play with the what ifs, and as I ponder a recipe starts to come together……..here it is.
Cauliflower, Apple and Ginger soup
All of the ingredients mentioned work fabulously together producing a delicious soup, serves 2 as main or 4 as a starter.
150ml apple juice
5cm knob of fresh ginger
1apple peeled, cored and chopped
1 head of cauliflower, tough stalks removed +/- 400gm
1 tablespoon fish sauce
5ml leaf masala (or curry powder)
6 sprigs of coriander leaves
Put the apple juice and ginger in a pan, place the cauliflower and chopped apple in a steamer and place in the pot over the apple juice. Leave to steam for about 6 minutes or until the ingredients are tender.
Remove the steamer with the apple and cauliflower and set aside.
To the remaining apple juice liquid in the pan add, 150ml of water, the leaf masala, fish sauce and boil together for about I minute.
Place the steamed cauliflower, apple and coriander in the liquid, add the almonds, coriander sprigs and blend to a smooth glossy consistency. Serve with some fresh crisp bread.
This soup could also be served chilled on a hot summer day, complement it with some walnut bread and a wine that suggests flavours of citrus.