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Soup Week: Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Seared Sea Scallops and Cilantro Oil

Here's an enrty from the Savory Sweet Living blog:

"Cauliflowers are now in season, and I recently went to a couple of restaurants that offered cauliflower soups as their specials. They were mostly pureed then added some cream to make it nice and creamy. I love the intense cauliflower flavor, but I long for something different so I decided to add some Thai spices and thicken it with coconut milk instead of cream.  I also want to add a protein to this soup and thought scallops would compliment the cauliflower well. Finally, to add a little extra depth of flavor and color, I added a drizzle of cilantro oil."

Recipe Used: Coconut Cauliflower Soup with Seared Sea Scallops and Cilantro Oil

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SavorySweetLiving writes: I try to use seasonal ingredients in my recipes, and cauliflowers are in abundance right now; so I thought making a soup is a great way to feature this beautiful vegetable. To elevate the essence of the cauliflower and give this soup more depth of flavor, I added some Thai flavors. I really like the combination of scallop and cauliflower which inspires me to top the soup with a seared scallop. The finishing cilantro oil really gives a splash of freshness. This is such an incredibly simple soup but so elegant that you feel like you could get this at a restaurant. Posted: 10:50 am on March 1st

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Soup Week Challenge

What’s simmering away in your pot? This week, we’re challenging you to get creative with our favorite winter meal: Soup. Sharing your soups with us is easy: Simply upload a photo and description of your soup to our Community Gallery, or if you have your own blog, send us a link to your soup post via Twitter or Facebook, or email the link to fcblogs@taunton with “Soup Week” in the subject line. 

On Friday, March 4, 2011, Fine Cooking editors will pick their 5 favorite soups and post a poll so you can vote for your favorite. On Monday, March 7, 2011, we’ll announce the winner and ladle out the prizes.

Grand prize: An Emile Henry 7qt. Soup Pot, a Fine Cooking 2010 Archive DVD, Simply Great Breads by Dan Leader, and Fine Cooking’s special issue Soups & Sandwiches. Approximate value of the grand prize is $362.00.

Runners up receive: The Fine Cooking 2010 Archive DVD, Simply Great Breads by Dan Leader, and Fine Cooking’s special issue Soups & Sandwiches. Approximate value of each runner up prize is $132.

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