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Roasted Carrot Soup Recipe

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 1 quart.

Servings: four.

A tablespoon of ginger gives a nice, throat-warming heat to this soup, which tastes best if it sits in the fridge several hours or overnight.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into medium dice (to yield about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 large rib celery, cut into medium dice (to yield about 1/2  cup)
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger (from about 1/2-inch piece, peeled)
  • 2 cups homemade or low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives or chervil for garnish (optional)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 140
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 70
  • Fat (g): 8
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 720
  • Carbohydrates (g): 15
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Protein (g): 4

Preparation

  • Heat the oven to 375°F.
  • Put the carrots in a medium baking dish (11×7-inch is a good size, or any dish that will hold the carrots in a single layer without touching) and drizzle them with the olive oil. Toss them to coat well and roast, stirring once halfway through roasting, until they’re tender, blistered, and lightly browned in a few places, about 1 hour.
  • Melt the butter in a medium (at least 3-quart) heavy saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it’s translucent and fragrant, 2 to 3 min. Stir in the celery and ginger and cook until the celery softens a bit and the onions start to brown, 4 to 5 min. Add the roasted carrots, chicken broth, salt, pepper, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low, and cover. Cook at a lively simmer until the carrots are very tender, about 45 min. Turn off the heat and let the liquid cool somewhat (or completely).
  • Purée the soup in a blender in batches, never filling the blender more than a third full, and bearing down firmly on the towel-covered lid so the soup doesn’t come flying out. If serving immediately, return the soup to the pot and reheat; garnish with the chives or chervil if you like. Otherwise, refrigerate for up to five days; reheat gently and taste for salt before serving.

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  • TheIneptChef | 08/27/2019

    This is a nice soup. Will definitely be making it again and perhaps experimenting with some reviewer suggestions. The recipe, as written, makes only a small batch so I would suggest doubling the amount-- both in the interest of hearty appetites and energy efficiency. If you're going to roast carrots in the oven for an hour and then boil them for 45 minutes, you might as well make a decent-sized batch. Global warming, after all.

  • Abbotsford | 10/28/2017

    I added 2 T Harrisa paste for a bit more kick! Loved it!

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