Last Saturday night I had a dinner party for some of my favorite foodies.
All of these people had made knockout dinners for me during the year and I wanted to return the favor.
About the same time, Monique at La Table De Nana had posted a Cauliflower Soup with Spiced Pear Chips that caught my imagination as well as my interest. Originally from LCBO, she found the recipe on their web site. Which is a wonderful site, thanks Monique for that link!
I whipped it together and I must say, the flavors lived up to Monique's photos. All my guests wanted the recipe, as I passed along La Table De Nana's blog address I thought why not post this as my Saturday Blog showcase?
I had quite a menu planned, Pascal and Ujwala brought Fois Gras, and the entree was Cassoulet.
A certain amuse-bouche from another blog was also served but you will have to wait until next week to get a peek of it.
I didn't want to serve a large bowl of soup, just a taste. I decided to use my mini soup bowls and instead of the large pear chips the recipe called for, I julienne the pears and then proceeded to follow the recipe as is. Except for the 1/4 cup of heavy cream I added at the end. I love the richness cream lends to soups. The flavor of the orange comes as a surprise in your first bite. My guests raved and yours will too. Like Nana, I used only chicken stock and no water. But I did use the entire cauliflower and garnished with snipped chives.
Honestly this picture doesn't do justice to the wonderful flavor of the soup. You are just going to have to make it and see for yourself.
This week the Saturday Blog Showcase is hosted by Ann of Thibeailt's Table. Visit her site and see what all the others bloggers have cooked up this week!
Next week it will be hosted by Lori of All That Splatters, click on her site and join us.
I didn't include the recipe, but instead I have posted links to La Table De Nana, because you have to see her beautiful blog and a link to LCBO where you can print the recipe.
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