Carrot Soup (found on page 221 of Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions) is a very simple curry soup comprised of mainly carrots and onions. Because of this the broth plays a very important supporting role in rounding out the flavor so I really recommend using homemade broth.
The Recipe (serves 6)
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped
4 TLB butter
2 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 Qt chicken stock
1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
sea salt and pepper (optional use of fish sauce)
Saute the veggies slowly in the butter until very tender (about 45 min). Stir in curry powder. Add stock then bring to a boil and skim. Add lemon rind and ginger. Simmer about 15 min, covered. Puree. Check seasoning and serve topped with a dollop of cultured cream.
Simple. But it really does take about 45 mins ,over rather low heat, for the carrots and onions to become sufficiently soft without browning the butter.
So how was it?
Once again I have to give this recipe from Nourishing Traditions a good review. For a bit of perspective I’ll say 4 out 5 stars- and for a soup that’s basically carrots and onions that’s good! So why not 5 stars? Well I think it could use a bit more rounding out- maybe some butternut squash in addition to the carrots and onions?
The boys loved it- but they like both curried soups and carrot soup and soup in general- and that’s pretty much a requirement to enjoy this recipe. I will make this again although I will make a few adjustments, starting with adding some butternut squash. We’ll see where we go from there.
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