Caulirabe Comforting Winter Soup

By Michael Dergo
December 24, 2012

Author Notes: A warm luxurious winter starter, entree or snack.Michael Dergo

Serves: 8+


  • 1 pound Broccoli Rabe
  • 1 pound Cauliflower
  • 2 handfuls Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 3 Carrots julienned
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Pork fat
  • 3/4 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Kerrygold Blarney Irish Cheese
  • 20 ounces Stock (chicken or duck)
  • 1 quart Half Half
  • 6 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 6 fresh Sage leaves
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • salt/fresh ground pepper


  1. In large soup pot bring butter and fat to heat and add onion (diced) and garlic - sweat. Separately steam broccoli rabe, cauliflower and carrot to almost done - add to soup pot. Add coriander and paprika - cover for 10 minutes. Uncover, add stock and simmer for at least half hour. With wooden spoon break up vegetables gently. (not a puree). Introduce half/half, introduce cheese and incorporate. Reduce heat and add thyme and sage. Season with salt/fresh ground pepper. Continue on low heat for half hour. Season to taste, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley if desired ... enjoy.

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catskill W. January 2, 2013
thanks for posting...i made this and really enjoyed it
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Michael D. January 3, 2013
awesome, thank you ... and Happy New Year!