Carrot soup

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Carrot soup was always on the menu at The Mulberry Tearooms where I had worked for a short time. It is creamy and delicious. The grated carrot added after the soup is pureed compliments with a little texture. This soup was a favorite with all the customers and me! It was served with a warm baguette and butter. I loved to dip it into the soup. I penned down as much of the recipe as I could while at work on part of a menu. I took my penned notes and what I remembered when making the soup and came up with this recipe. Always use the freshest ingredients. I know you will love this comforting soup as much as I do. Enjoy!

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Carrot Soup

2 Tablespoons of butter

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 ¼ lbs. fresh organic carrots, peeled and cut into 2inch pieces

4 oz. finely grated organic carrots

1 large onion, sliced

1 large clove garlic, minced

¾ teaspoon of kosher salt, or to your taste

¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper, or to your taste

31/2 cups good vegetable stock or chicken stock

¼ cup heavy cream

Good pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Crème fraiche or sour cream

Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pot. Add the sliced onion cook for about 5minutes just to sweat the onion. Add the garlic cook for 1-2 minutes then add the cut carrots, and salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the carrots are fork tender. Puree soup in a food processor or emersion blender. If using food processor put the soup back in the pot. Add the grated carrot, fresh nutmeg. Cook 10 minutes more till soup is heated through. Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or sour cream. Serve with French baguette or sour dough bread.

Note: If you don’t want the extra calories of the heavy cream you can omit it. You may need to add just a little extra stock after you puree.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Beverly Furlong says:

    One of my most favorite soups. You always made it the best.

    1. Thanks, but I believe you have also mastered this soup:)

  2. June Cline says:

    I remember this soup from one of our teas. It was delicious!!!

    1. You’ll have to make it for Dave:)

  3. Carrot soup is one of my favourites – this one looks exceptionally good!

    1. Thanks! It is definitely a go to soup for me.

  4. Liz says:

    I love the addition of garlic, heavy cream and freshly grated nutmeg. Nutmeg gives a great aroma to the soup. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I wish I had some of this soup right now. This looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe

  6. Lilly Sue says:

    Yum! 🙂 Looks like a great winter warm up soup.

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