Cauliflower, Cheddar and beer are featured in this soup thickened with cornstarch and half-and-half.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook cauliflower in water to cover until just tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat, melt margarine. Stir in onion, garlic and Worcestershire and cook until onion is translucent. Pour in beer and bring to a boil. Pour in chicken broth and return to a boil. Then reduce heat, stir in cauliflower, and heat through.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water, stirring to dissolve. Set aside. Stir half-and-half and Cheddar into the soup until the cheese melts. Stir in cornstarch mixture and continue to cook and stir until soup thickens. Serve at once.