Sunday, November 6, 2011

SUNDAY SOUP - Carrot Soup



This tastes like fall to me.  I started with butter, onions, celery and garlic and let that cook until the onions were mostly soft.


Then I added some potatoes.  I only had the baby potatoes, but you could use any kind.  I let it cook a bit longer, maybe 5 minutes.


Then I added in about 9 diced carrots.



Finally, I added 3 really ripe pears (didn't even peel them).  Apples would also work here.



If I had thyme, I would have added that, but instead I used a bay leaf and parsley.  I put in enough vegetable stock (you coud use other stock or water) to cover the veggies and then left it to simmer for at least 20 minutes.


Once all of the vegetables were tender, I pureed with an immersion blender (you could use a blender also), and then added 1 cup of milk and 1/3 cup cream and then heated through.

I served the soup with grated Parmesan cheese and pumpkin seed oil drizzled on top.  Seriously delicious.



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9 comments:

Mindy said...

What?!?!? Holy mother this looks good! And what's with the fancy Pumpkin Seed Oil?! Where does a person find that?

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Oh my gosh! Betty Crocker step aside, Terry's moving in!! This looks awesome!

Brandi said...

Your recipe sounds so delicious! I think I may need to add this to my Thanksgiving menu! Thanks for sharing Terry!

MiMi said...

That looks amazing! We love all things carrot! :)

Kei said...

I love reading all your soup recipes :) Would never have thought to put pear in carrot soup but it sounds SO GOOD!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

At first I was thinking hey this is really healthy until I got to the cream part. YUM. Cream makes anything wonderful. Not sure I would do all the chopping but you never know. :o)
I love the way you did the swirly thing too. Have a great week!

Amy said...

This looks good enough to eat over and over again! Carrots never looked this good before!

Becky and the Beanstock said...

This LOOKS like fall to me. Soup can be so gorgeous! Alas, Simon would never eat this. But then, I don't have to tell him what's in it... (he thinks he doesn't like cooked carrots).

Kadie said...

WOW!!! What stunning soup! I never knew soup could photograph so well. You can almost smell it through the photos. I don't usually love creamed soup but I might have to give this one a go anyway.

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