Roasted Carrot Soup

January 25, 2010

Picture of Health

Woe is me, I am under the weather. I’m not feeling so poorly that I don’t feel like cooking, but I didn’t go for a run yesterday. I’m no doctor, but I decided a good dose of carrots, garlic and ginger would help to make me feel better. Childhood days of Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Eskimo Pies as medicine are long gone.

Makes about 8 cups

8 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into large-ish rounds

4 onions, chopped

1 head of garlic, peeled, cloves left whole

1/4 cup of olive oil, divided

1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

1 teaspoon sea salt

4 cups vegetable or chicken stock

1 400 ml tin coconut milk

Pre-heat oven to 475º. In a large bowl, toss carrots, onions and garlic cloves with two tablespoons of olive oil. Turn out onto a parchment-lined sheet pan and shake to distribute evenly, ensuring that you have one layer of vegetables so that they roast evenly without steaming too much. Slide into the oven and roast for 45 minutes to an hour. Pull tray out of the oven and turn and stir the vegetables three times during the roasting. Meanwhile, heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the ginger and stir to prevent sticking and scorching. Big, fragrant puffs of gingery steam will fill your kitchen and invade your fuzzy brain, breathe deeply! Add the salt and the hot, roasted carrots and onions to the pot of ginger and pour the stock over. Simmer for about 10 or 15 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool. Use a blender or an immersion blender to puree and stir in coconut milk. Taste for seasoning and return to stove to heat gently. This soup, combined with a warm blanket and good novel, currently Five Quarters of the Orange, on a Sunday afternoon is some of the best medicine.

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5 Responses to “Roasted Carrot Soup”

  1. It sounds simply delicious. Does the 1/4 cup ginger dominate the soup? The coconut milk makes it dreamy.

  2. Julie said

    This is probably the best soup I have ever eaten. I absolutely love, love, love it!

  3. Holly said

    I totally agree with Julie! Soooooo delish! Mmmmm.

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