Thursday, August 16, 2012

Celebrations and Carrot Soup

For the next few days I'm blogging with Parvati Tyler at Fighting Monkey Press. In celebration of Eid, we are posting blogs to celebrate community.

The first thing to think about at any celebration is food, so I'm giving you my uncle's recipe for amazing carrot soup. And stay tuned at the end - I'll show you how you can personalize the soup to your own tastes.

Carrot Soup

9 medium carrots (organic are best)
5 medium potatoes
1-2 leeks, the white bulb portion only
1 box organic chicken stock

Peel carrots and cut up into inch long pieces. Peel the potatoes and cut into smal cubes. Slice leek into 1/4" slices. 

In a saucepan, melt 1 oz butter. Soften leek in butter for 5 minutes.

Add the other vegetables and let simmer.

Add chicken stock. Bring to boil.

Turn down simmer for about 30 - 40 minutes, until carrots and potatoes are soft. 

Using an immersion blender, puree soup.

NOW COMES THE FUN PART!

You can make this soup your own by adding any of the following:

Fresh dill and sour cream
Curry powder
Crumbled bacon
White pepper and fresh parsley

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3 comments:

Pavarti K Tyler said...

This looks amazing. I think I would have to add the bacon though. I mean, everything is better with a little bacon right? :)

Alison DeLuca said...

Everything does indeed taste better with bacon!

Inga Kupp-Silberg said...

I really enjoy a good soup! It's easy to cook and your carrot soup just sounds delicious!
Thanks for sharing!