Friday, December 9, 2011

SPICY CARROT SOUP

4 cups chopped carrots
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken broth
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

Saute carrots onion and garlic in butter in for 5 minutes in a large saucepan over high heat.  Sprinkle the chopped parsley, curry powder, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir in the chicken broth.  Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Puree the mixture in blender then return to saucepan. 

Process the cream, egg yolks, and orange juice in a blender until smooth.  Add this mixture to the saucepan mixture and stir constantly.  Heat until slightly thickened and heated through. 

To serve ladle the soup into serving bowls and sprinkle the chopped green bell pepper.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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