Serves 4 – 6
Cooking time 30 minutes
1 small (600g) cauliflower, trimmed, chopped
500g cup mushrooms, sliced
4 tbs olive oil
3 tsp curry powder
1 leek, halved lengthways, thinly sliced
4 cups chicken stock
½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Cheese toasts, to serve
1 Preheat oven to 220°C or 200°C fan forced. Scatter cauliflower over base of a greased roasting pan and mushrooms into another pan. Drizzle 1½ tablespoons of oil over each pan and then sprinkle each pan with 1½ teaspoons curry powder, season and turn to coat. Place cauliflower on top shelf and mushrooms underneath in oven, roast both for 20-25 minutes until tender.
2 Heat remaining oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until soft. Pour over stock and bring to the boil. Add roasted cauliflower and mushrooms and return to the boil.
3 Remove from the heat. Blend or process soup, in batches, to desired consistency. Stir in parsley, taste and adjust seasoning. Ladle into warm bowls. Serve with cheese toasts if desired.
1 Mix 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard and 60g butter together. Spread over both sides of 4 thick slices bread. Top two slices bread with 80g thinly sliced gruyere cheese. Sandwich together with remaining bread. Press down firmly.
2 Cook sandwiches in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden.
The Carousel thanks The Power of Mushrooms for this recipe.