Spicy Carrot Soup With Crème Fraîche and Coconut



Author Notes: The carrot, creme fraiche and coconut offer a tangy sweetness to this soup, with a rich velvety texture. You can serve it hot or chilled, this spicy Spring carrot soup tastes great both ways.BrazilianFlairintheUSA

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and rough chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry paste or 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • kosher salt a taste
  • pepper a taste
  • Crème fraîche garnish
  • fresh grated coconut garnish
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat medium pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add olive oil, butter, onions and carrots and saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, ginger coriander, curry and cayenne and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add chicken stock and 1 t. each salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until carrots are very tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Blend soup in 2 or 3 small batches until soup is smooth and carrots are fully pureed in a blender or use an immersion blender to blend directly in the pot until smooth.
  7. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour into bowl and garnish with crème fraîche and coconut.

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Dearinger January 2, 2016
Outstanding! One of the best soups I've ever made.<br />I was cooking for a vegan friend so I substituted the following<br />Vegetable Broth for Chicken Broth<br />Coconut Milk for Cream<br />Coconut oil for Butter<br />The curry paste I had was not vegan so I mixed the spices I had in place of curry - cumin, cayenne, coriander, black pepper, chili powder, tumeric.<br />I cook a lot and am still amazed how good this soup was. <br />Many thanks to the author!