Sunday, 28 September 2008

another carrot soup recipe

How come a non-fan of carrots keeps on posting carrot soup recipes? Well B went to the organic farm shop and bought stuff, while I was simultaneously buying carrots at Sainsbo's -- so we are over-run with carrots

My latest idea on the carrot front is to add a few spices to the mix .. to counteract their relentless SWEETNESS!

I'm recommending:
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumon seeds
squash these three in a pestle and mortar

add a chopped garlic
thyme and oregano (fresh if you've got it) - a good dollop of each, say a tsp of dry and a few stalks of each, if using fresh

boil this lot with a litre or so or water, 1/2 kilo of carrots and one leek or onion and a celery stalk till all VERY tender

then cool a bit b4 whizzing with a blender.

The juice of 1/2 a lemon added at the end would also make it a bit more piquant ..




suze said...

another top tip with this recipe is .. don't go typing on your blog and forget it so that it BURNS to the bottom of your pan and most of it is wasted!


Anonymous said...

could you sort me for the other 363 days please.

Jan x