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Aromatic Carrot Soup

Briefly cooking the spices brings out their oils and enhances the flavor. Before pureeing the soup, be sure the carrots are tender. Once the orange juice has been added, reheat the soup over very low heat.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlButter
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
2 tablespoons 30mlOnions - chopped (medium)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround ginger
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround mace
10 teaspoons 50mlCarrots - peeled, sliced (medium)
8 cups 1896mlDefatted chicken or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon 15mlGrated orange zest
1 cup 237mlFreshly-squeezed orange juice
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Snipped fresh chives - for garnish

Recipe Instructions

Melt the butter with the oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with ginger and mace; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add the carrots, broth and orange zest. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, about 20 minutes. Cool slightly.

Puree in batches in a food processor. Return to the pot; stir in orange juice, salt and pepper. Heat over low heat. Garnish with chives.

Dietary Information:

Per serving: 130 calories, 14g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 6g fat, 10mg cholesterol.

"Simply Delicious by Sheila Lukins from Parade magazine - Pub date: - 11-17-2002"


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