Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Don't Hate the Cauliflower

I went to Zupas with my friend, Jennifer, and she introduced me to their super yummy Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. Are you rolling around like a baby whining about how cauliflower is nasty? Actually I can kind of understand, how many of us were told by an older sibling or friend that cauliflower is actually sheep brains? But friends, it's time to man-up and give cauliflower a second chance! This soup is the perfect way to do it:First you saute some chopped onions in butter.
Then you toss in some flour and keep sauteing.
They start to look kind of like onion rings, minus the ring part.
Next you add milk and chicken broth and a load of cauliflower.
Then you let it boil and boil and boil. If you want your soup to be like the one they serve at Zupas you need to puree the soup in a blender or food processor. I did this because the flavor of cauliflower is actually good, it's just the sheep-brainy texture that is off-putting.
Then you add cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, and an unsightly blob of spicy mustard.
Then you eat it! Ta da! Seriously, don't be a pansy, eat the cauliflower.

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