I was day dreaming about a new dish for dinner and thought it would be cool to try pork belly with this soup instead of bacon.

Hope you like it.

Pork belly aside, the soup only takes about 30 minutes to cook and the hands on bit only takes 10 of them.

You will be:

  1. Making the pork belly
  2. Making the cauliflower soup
  3. Serving

You will need:

  • Ingredients:
    • A slice of pork belly for each serving (ingredients are here)
    • A good slug of olive oil
    • 1 celery stalk, rough chopped
    • 1/2 onion, rough chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1 potato,  rough chopped
    • 3 cups PK’s Slow Cooker Chicken Stock
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 500g cauliflower florets
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    • Water, add in small portions if soup is too thick
  •  Equipment:
    • 1 chef’s knife
    • 1 chopping board
    • 1 soup pan
    • 1 stick mixer
    • 1 wooden spoon
Making the pork belly

Make and then chill a strip of pork belly for each serve. Please see the recipe here.

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Pork belly strips braised in milk
Making the cauliflower soup
  1. Chuck a slug of olive oil into the pan and bring it to a medium low heat.
  2. Add and sweat the chopped:
    • 1 celery stalk
    • 1/2 brown onion
    • 1 garlic clove
  3. Add the bay leaf.
  4. Add the 500g cauliflower florets and 1 potato and sweat for another minute or so.
  5. Add the three cups of chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or the potato is cooked.
  7. Pull out the bay leaf
  8. Allow to cool a little and add the 1/2 cup of milk and blend with a stick mixer.
  9. Add small amounts of water if the soup is too thick for your liking (remember that we are about to add cheese which will thicken it further),
  10. Add the 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and mix with a wooden spoon or the like.
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Sweat the vegetables
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Add stock, boil and then simmer
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Add milk and water, blend and then add cheese.
Serving

My original idea was to serve the soup warm with a piece of pork belly. I ended up chilling the soup however. It was marvelous and the pork belly really complimented the soup’s gentle flavours.

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Enjoy,

PK


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