My inspiration for creating this soup was LiztheChef's Creamy Carrot-Ginger Soup. It was my first carrot soup ever and I loved it. I highly recommend it. Then I wondered how I had gotten to this stage of my life and just now trying carrot soup. So I started to play with different flavor combinations. I've been experimenting with coconut milk lately, so that became a key flavor component for the experiments. I recently had cucumbers with a coconut milk - Thai green curry sauce, so in went the Thai green curry. It needed a little acid in the end, so enter lime juice. Result: if they serve carrot soup in Bali, this is what it might taste like. - ChezSuzanne —TheWimpyVegetarian
Test Kitchen Notes
ChezSuzanne has created a delicious soup with sunny tropical flavors. I loved how the recipe takes a few supermarket ingredients and combines them to create a harmonious dish that is simple enough for lunch yet sophisticated enough for a dinner party. The carrots infuse the soup with a vibrant color and an earthy sweetness. The lime adds a bright splash of citrus, the curry paste gives a jolt of heat, and a small amount of coconut milk and brown sugar amp up the sweetness just a notch. The resulting dish is smooth and creamy, but not too rich; bursting with flavor, but not at all heavy. Delicious! I look forward to making this soup again. —cookinginvictoria
carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/8" thick disks
stalks celery, chopped
medium onion, chopped
fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
freshly made vegetable broth
russet potatoes, peeled, chopped
brown sugar, packed
Thai green curry
Juice from 1 lime
kosher salt or to taste
In This Recipe
Heat the grapeseed oil in a pot large enough to cook the soup. Add the carrots, celery, onion and ginger and toss well until coated with the oil. Saute until starting to soften, about 10-15 minutes.
Add the veggie stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes and add the potatoes. Simmer for another 5 minutes or until the veggies are all tender.
Put the soup into a blender in batches and puree until completely smooth. Pour back into a pot and add the brown sugar, coconut milk, green curry and lime. Add the salt to taste and white pepper.