Ginger-Carrot Soup


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This winning flavor pair is an excellent first course with Thai or Asian food.

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  • 2 Tbs. sweet cream butter
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 6 C. vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 C. whipping cream
  • Salt and white pepper
  • Sour cream
  • Parsley sprigs, for garnish

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In a 6-quart pan, over medium high heat, add butter and onions and cook, stirring often, until onions are limp. Add broth, carrots, and ginger. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender when pierced. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender. Don't fill the blender more than half way, do it in batches if you have to. Cover the blender and then hold a kitchen towel over the top of the blender.

Be careful when blending hot liquids as the mixture can spurt out of the blender. Pulse the blender to start it and then puree until smooth. Return to the pan and add cream, stir over high heat until hot. For a smoother flavor bring soup to a boil, add salt and pepper, to taste. Ladle into bowls and garnish with dollop sour cream and parsley sprigs.

From: Maxine Bonneau

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