Carrot Ginger Soup

7 Feb

Delicious simple soup.  My mom used to make this for holidays- Thanksgiving, I think.  When I was young, I thought orange soup was weird.  But now I think it’s pretty.  Terry, a longtime friend of my mother and a great cook herself, recently gave me an immersion blender.  This was my first shot at using it- and i’ll say that it is pretty dope.  If you aren’t familiar with these- they are basically like a blender wand (Micah argues it should just be called this- as it a more apt and cool term).  So just stick the blender wand into your pot- and you don’t have to worry about transferring to a food processor.  A Silver Palate recipe, of course.

6 tablespoons butter (3/4 stick)
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup finely chopped ginger
7 cups chicken stock (or veg stock)
1 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut in 1/2 in pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
pinch of curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
chopped chives or parsley to garnish (optional)

Melt butter in a large pot.  Add onion, ginger, and garlic and simmer for 15-20 mins.  Add carrots, stock and wine- bring to a boil and reduce to simmer for another 45 minutes.  Blend/food process the soup until smooth.  Put back in the pot, stir in curry and lemon. Salt and pepper to taste.

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3 Responses to “Carrot Ginger Soup”

  1. Alisa February 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    I’ve seen and tried other carrot/ginger soup recipes – but no one has ever been daring enough to include such a healthy dose of ginger. I can’t wait to try this!

  2. Anonymous February 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    I used to call the barefoot conTessa “Carrot Ginger Soup,” but she denied that she had red hair. Another anonymous victory for Anonymous!

  3. terry February 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi Tessa, Thanks for the compliment– I love your blog!! xoxo

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