Friday recipe: ginger carrot soup

September 10, 2010 —

It’s officially soup season! I have been eating soup for lunch all week (wishing I had a gooey grilled cheese sandwich to dip in my bowl). I found an organic ginger carrot soup in the health market section of Hy-Vee, but I want to try this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I think I would substitute lite coconut milk for the half-and-half.

What’s your favorite kind of soup?

Ginger carrot soup
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
3 cups  thinly sliced onion
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8  tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
8 carrots (about 1-1/4 lb.)
1 sweet potato
6 cups chicken broth
1 cup half-and-half or light cream

Directions1. For caramelized onions, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion, sugar, and pepper; reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Add ginger. Cook, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes more or until onion is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Divide in half.

2. Meanwhile, peel carrots and sweet potato and cut in 1-inch pieces. In large saucepan or Dutch oven combine broth, carrots, and sweet potato. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 40 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Add half of the caramelized onions. Puree until nearly smooth with hand-held blender or process 2 cups at a time in a food processor. Add cream; heat through. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Top with remaining caramelized onions.

Makes 12 (3/4-cup) servings.


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Comments

  • http://www.soapmakingbooks.net Jean

    Interesting soup!. I’ve tried Ginger, carrot or potatoes soups on its own but not in this combination. Shall give it a try one day

  • http://www.soapmakingbooks.net Jean

    Interesting soup!. I’ve tried Ginger, carrot or potatoes soups on its own but not in this combination. Shall give it a try one day

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    Looks like a very delicious soup. Yummy! (^_^) Thanks a lot for sharing your secret special recipe with us.

  • http://www.fatlossblogger.com/ P90X Workout

    Looks like a very delicious soup. Yummy! (^_^) Thanks a lot for sharing your secret special recipe with us.

  • Iowatreefarmer

    Here’s a good link if you’re unfamiliar with how to carmelize onions http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_caramelize_onions/

  • Iowatreefarmer

    Here’s a good link if you’re unfamiliar with how to carmelize onions http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_caramelize_onions/

  • http://www.brandwebdesigns.com/ Peter

    The soup, if prepared properly, would be a good serving. The ingredients have to be mixed in the right amount to get the proper taste. I love any preparation of coconut milk. I also eat it raw. Its yummy.

  • http://www.brandwebdesigns.com/ Peter

    The soup, if prepared properly, would be a good serving. The ingredients have to be mixed in the right amount to get the proper taste. I love any preparation of coconut milk. I also eat it raw. Its yummy.

  • Blogging for Profit

    Very delicious recipe. Have you tried a ginger tea? Here in my country – Philippines, ginger tea (salabat) is very helpful tea for avoiding various diseases.

    This also very common tea in some natives. But anyway, thanks for share about ginger – carrot soup. I should try that too…. lol!

    - Felix Albutra

  • Blogging for Profit

    Very delicious recipe. Have you tried a ginger tea? Here in my country – Philippines, ginger tea (salabat) is very helpful tea for avoiding various diseases.

    This also very common tea in some natives. But anyway, thanks for share about ginger – carrot soup. I should try that too…. lol!

    - Felix Albutra