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Author Notes: I love soup and stews, especially in the cold months. I created this when I received multiple heads of cauliflower in my CSA. I get really excited when I break out my favorite kitchen tool---the immersion blender. —mcms1974
Serves 6-8 as a first course
leeks, white and light green only, chopped
large shallot, chopped
large head cauliflower, broken into florets
cups chicken stock
cups skim milk
leaves basil, finely chopped
cup grated pecorino romano cheese
- In a 6 quart pot melt the butter over medium. Add the leeks and shallots and saute unitil softened, about 10 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth and cauliflower to the pot. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer. Simmer with the lid on for 20-25 until the cauliflower is very tender.
- Puree the soup using an immersion blender until very smooth. Add 1/2 cup milk. Use an additional 1/4+ milk if soup is too thick.
- Season with salt, pepper and basil. Lastly, stir in the romano cheese.