Sunday 18 May 2008

Carrot and Orange Soup Recipe

Our organic box delivery has landed us with a surplus of carrots recently, so I decided to convert most of them into a soup.

The soups inspiration came from A Celebration of Soup and make 8 portions.

The ingredients are

  • 500g of peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1 peeled and chopped onion
  • 1 large orange
  • 1.5 litres of vegetable or chicken stock
  • Sprig of thyme
To make the soup

  1. Melt the butter and a glug of olive oil in a saucepan
  2. Add the onion and carrots and sweat for ten minutes on a low heat making sure they don't brown
  3. Remove the zest from the orange and add it to the carrots and onions while they are sweating
  4. Add the stock and bring to the boil
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes
  6. Using a hand blender, puree under you have a good thick consistency
  7. Juice the orange and add to the puree just before serving
If you want to make the soup in advance, add the orange juice just before you serve the soup.

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