I’ve been craving something lately, I just didn’t know what. My eyes have been bothering me, so when I saw this recipe for carrot soup …it just looked so good that I couldn’t let the weekend pass until I made Savory Cream of Carrot Soup. It is so very good, and the fact it’s delicious and good for my eyes…..well, it’s a win-win. And I had enough to freeze…. win-win-win.
We must be going to have a very long, hard and cold winter (sure we are…in middle Georgia!) because my instincts tell me to fill my freezer full. This weekend I made three soups to freeze. I will post about that later this week….so you can get ready for the coming winter, too… 😉 One of the soups I made was this one…Savory Cream of Carrot Soup.
Carrot soup…..sounds so yummy. And it’s so pretty! How could anyone resist? I used thyme in place of ginger and added some as a garnish. I also decided to roast the carrots and onions. Roasting enhances the flavors and makes the soup very hearty and satisfying. Perfect for lunch on a chilly day.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
- 2 lbs carrots, peeled and cut into one inch pieces
- 1 large onion
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger, optional
- Thyme to garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place carrots and onion on baking sheet in a single layer.
- Toss with olive oil.
- Bake 400* 30 minutes, tossing, occasionally.
- After roasting vegetables, place them in a stock pot with 2 cups of chicken stock.
- Bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer until very tender. About 10 minutes
- Place carrots and onion in food processor.
- ***To Puree: Close and hold lid tightly and cover with a towel before processing to prevent liquid from coming out and burning you.
- You may add a small amount of the stock to the vegetables to puree. Just be careful. It is HOT.
- Add pureed vegetables to a stock pot.
- Add remaining chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
- Add cream and seasonings to taste.
- Serve with a garnish of fresh thyme or your favorite herb.