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callmijane Feb 3, 2011 02:54 PM

I made cauliflower soup last night, and it was very meh, despite adding more salt, more pepper, more cheese.

Ingredients were:
onion
garlic
cauliflower
salt
pepper
milk
white cheddar

And I've got quite a lot left. So how can I transform this soup into something more delicious?

Please keep it vegetarian.

Thanks!

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  1. srsone RE: callmijane Feb 3, 2011 03:03 PM

    when my wife and i were in cabo san lucas we had really good cauliflower soup..
    i think they had potato and cumin in it also..

    1. iluvcookies RE: callmijane Feb 3, 2011 03:12 PM

      Next time you make it, try roasting the caulifower and caramelizing the onlions. This will add a lovely flavor dimension. Cumin and paprika also complement caulifower well.

      To salvage this batch, saute a bit more garlic in olive oil, add a bit of cumin or paprika and whir in the blender. If it is watery, the potato mentioned by srsone can help thicken it.

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        escondido123 RE: callmijane Feb 3, 2011 03:18 PM

        How about turning it into baked pasta? Cook up the noodles, add some more cheese--blue cheese of any kind adds an extra kick--maybe some cayenne, and then mix it all up, bread crumbs on top and bake. Could be good.

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          callmijane RE: escondido123 Feb 3, 2011 05:27 PM

          Thanks! I did this, used sriracha instead of cayenne, more garlic, and some smoked gouda and more cheddar. Helped tons. Even went back for seconds!

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          4Snisl RE: callmijane Feb 3, 2011 03:28 PM

          Hot sauce, cayenne pepper, and/or lemon juice.

          1. westsidegal RE: callmijane Feb 3, 2011 03:45 PM

            simple solution:

            go to an ethnic market and buy a jar of ajvar.
            mix in several scoops of the stuff.
            taste to see if you need more salt afterwards.

            1. Quine RE: callmijane Feb 3, 2011 05:32 PM

              Curry powder.

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