Oven Roasted Curry Cauliflower Soup with Roasted Cauliflower Florets and Ground Chicken Scaloppini - Two Separate Meals with one head of Cauliflower
Curry powder is a spice mix used traditionally in India, Asia, the Caribbean and many other countries as well. A little goes a long way and the flavor is unique and intense. Don’t be intimidated by the ingredients listed in this recipe, I am sure that you have most of these spices in your pantry.
My grandma taught me that food tastes based on what you put in the pot. Perhaps that’s the reason why I have been so bold when I cook. One thing is for sure; I am not your salt and pepper girl because if I was, my food would taste the same every time. Smile.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 45 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $10.62 plus tsps. of spices=$11.77 (or $2.95/serving of a whole meal)
Ingredients for Roasting the Cauliflower(for the side dish and the soup)
1 head of cauliflower (use only 1 1/2 cups for sides and reserve what's left for the soup) ($1.85)
1/3 cup basting or olive oil (reserve 2 tbsp. plus of oil for the soup) ($1.50)
1 tsp. Adobo Goya (if you don’t have it use salt and pepper mixed)
1/2 tsp. Ground cumin
1/2 tsp. Ground Turmeric
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Granulated garlic
1 tbsp. Dry chopped onion
1/2 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
1/8 tsp. Curry powder
Directions to roast the Cauliflower
Pre heat your oven at 425 degrees.
Cut the cauliflower in bite size pieces and discard the stem.
In an oven safe pan add the cauliflower, basting oil and all the spices listed.
Mix thoroughly to ensure that the basting oil and all pieces cover the pieces.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes until golden, stirring at least once.
Ingredients for the Soup
1 onion, chopped ($.50)
4 garlic cloves, chopped (.50)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 carton 32 oz. of Beef broth or stock ($2.02 @ Target)
Your leftover roasted cauliflower
3 small diced potatoes (or use 1 cup of Diced Hash Brown frozen potatoes) ($1.00)
1 diced carrot (.25)
1/2 cup of chopped Cilantro (.50)
Directions for the soup
In a saucepan on med heat, add 2 tbsp. oil, sauté onion, garlic, carrot and potatoes.
Add the cauliflower, bay leafs, beef broth and simmer for 15 minutes.
Ground Chicken Scaloppini
½ lb. 98% lean ground chicken ($2.50)
1 tbsp. of your favorite seasoning mix you have at home
Sauté until cooked, well done, however, ensure that it stays moist.
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