Pointed Cabbage & Roasted Pear Soup | Abel & Cole
Pointed Cabbage & Roasted Pear Soup
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Earthy pointed cabbage and sweet, caramelised pears are a match made in soup heaven, especially when simmered with nutty potatoes and fragrant rosemary and blitzed till smooth.
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305 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 pears
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 onion
  • A handful of rosemary, leaves only
  • 200g potatoes
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 pointed cabbage
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 800ml boiling water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Peel the pears and quarter them. Slice out the cores and chop into small chunks. Scatter into a roasting tin and sprinkle over a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour over 1 tbsp olive oil and toss well to evenly coat. Slide into the oven to roast for 15 mins, till golden.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, peel and crush or finely chop the garlic. Peel the onion and finely chop it. Pick the rosemary leaves and finely chop them. Pour 1 tbsp oil into a pan and bring to a medium heat. Slide in the onion, garlic and rosemary and stir in a pinch of salt and pepper. Fry for 3-4 mins, till softened.

  • 3.

    Peel the potatoes and dice them. Slide into the pan and crumble in the stock cube. Pour in 800ml boiling water and stir. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 mins.

  • 4.

    While the potatoes cooks, trim the base off the cabbage. Finely shred the leaves. When the potatoes have had 10 mins, slide the cabbage into the pan and simmer for a further 6-8 mins, till the cabbage leaves are tender.

  • 5.

    The pears should be cooked by now. Slide half into the soup, and use a stick blender to whiz into a smooth soup. No stick blender? No problem. Simply transfer the soup into a blender (in batches if necessary) and blitz till smooth.

  • 6.

    Ladle the cabbage and pear soup into deep bowls and top with chunks of roasted pear and a generous crack of black pepper.

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