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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Carrot-Ginger Soup

I seem to have a susceptibility of getting sore throats, and this year has been the worst one yet. There is little that helps my throat when it is sore, constantly sucking on lozenges, drinking hot herbal tea and consuming hot bowls of soup. This year I have made so much soup you’d think I’d be sick of it. I am getting close to it, but I still have a few bowls in me. This carrot and ginger soup from Food TV is both colorful and flavourful. It helped sooth my throat and boost my energy to get through the day. On another note I would like to wish my dad a happy 69th birthday!

Carrot & Ginger Soup

7 cup vegetable stock
4 tbsp butter
2 lb. fresh carrot, peeled
3 leek, sliced, in half lengthwise, and, thoroughly, cleaned
1 yam, peeled
4 celery, stalks
1 three-inch piece fresh ginger, root, peeled, and, grated
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch cinnamon (optional)
dolop sour cream

In a large pot, bring stock to a boil.

While stock is heating, chop all vegetables into small pieces (approximately 1/2 inch cubes).

In a saute pan, over med-high heat, melt half of the butter. Sauté vegetables with ginger and nutmeg for approximately 15 minutes, or until vegetables are browned. Add remaining butter as needed.

Add sautéed vegetables to stock, reduce heat, cover with a lid, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Let cool to room temperature and then puree in a blender. Soup should be thick and smooth. If you like your soup velvety smooth, pour through a fine mesh strainer

Add salt and pepper.

To serve, re-heat, ladle into bowls, then drizzle 1 tablespoon of cream into each bowl. Serve in warmed bowls.

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VeggieGirl said...

Get well soon!!

Happy birthday to your dad!!

Mmm, lovely soup.

Forts said...

Great soup...and so healthy loved it

Helene said...

I don't know why but I'm in the same boat as you, I get sore throat a lot. This bugs me. Lovely soup.

Not Another Omnivore said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! Mine turns 53 soon, I've been on his case about his health since he turned 50 but to no avail.

And this soup looks awesome!


Psychgrad said...

Soup looks good...Do I have another soup in me? Hmmm...

Sara said...

This looks so good, I make a curried carrot soup with a similar flavor profile.

heidileon said...

oh, I also cook carrot-ginger soup a lot, specially this time of the year when hot dishes are so welcome....great minds think alike!!

Darius T. Williams said...

I love this soup - nice and healthy and the ginger makes for some good tasting soup too!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Carrot soup is one of my faves! This one looks amazing! :)

Hope you feel better soon and happy b-day to your dad!

Lo said...

Get well wishes coming your way!

I had a less-than-happy experience with carrot soup once. But, I think I need to try it out again... this sounds SO good.

giz said...

Feel better soon - it sux to be sick. Happy b-day dad :)

Kaitlin said...

Happy birthday to your dad!

I'm glad this soup gave you the comfort and energy boost you needed. Feel better!

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