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Cauliflower & Seafood Chowder

Cauliflower & Seafood Chowder

This sophisticated and punchy soup has a bit of a kick.  Very tasty with the Kapiti Kowhai Gruyere cheese as a key ingredient.

You'll need :

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 large stalks celery diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 3 heaped tbspns standard white flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 med cauliflower, florets only
  • 3 cups seafood mix, mussels, prawns, squid, white fish etc
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can corn kernals
  • 150g grated Kapiti Kowhai Gruyere cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 small bread rolls, top removed and insides hollowed out

In large pot over medium heat add olive oil, onion, garlic, celery & bayleaf.

Saute slowly for around 15mins until softened

Pour in the wine & let it cook off for a minute or two before adding flour & stirring well to combine and coat all ingredients

Add stock & bring to boil while stirring often

Add cauliflower, then cover pot and reduce heat, simmering until cauliflower is soft through.  Transfer into blender & blend all of the mixture on high until silky smooth

Return to pot, add remaining ingredients and simmer for a few minutes.

Preheat oven to 200C and place bread rolls in to crisp for around 10 minutes

Divide chowder between bread rolls, scatter with a generous amount of grated Kapiti Kowhai Gruyere and return to oven until golden brown

Serve with fresh chopped flat leaf parsley and seasoning

Source : www.tastekapiti.co.nz