Friday, March 11, 2011

Lemon Ginger Carrot Soup

These unlikely ingredients make the most DELICIOUS soup! I've been feeling under the weather, battling a sinus bug or something and this soup is exactly what I needed. Garlic, ginger, lemon, carrots and tomato! The recipe comes from Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye.

Lemon Ginger Carrot Soup

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter ( I used oil and butter)
1 1/2 cups chopped onion ( 2 onions for me)
1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger ( 2 for me)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds medium carrots, peeled, chopped (about 3 cups)
2 tomatoes, seeded, chopped (about 1 1/3 cups) ( I didn't seed them,just chopped)
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel ( 3 for me)
3 cups (or more) chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons sour cream
1 small carrot, peeled, grated

Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
Add onion; saute 4 minutes.
Add ginger and garlic; saute 2 minutes.
Add chopped carrots, tomatoes and lemon peel; saute 1 minute.
Add 3 cups stock and bring to boil.
Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes. Cool slightly.
Puree soup in batches in blender or use immersion blender(that's what I do) Return soup to pot. Mix in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
(Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)
Bring soup to simmer, thinning with more stock, if desired. Ladle into bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with grated carrot and fresh parsley.

I topped it with Italian parsley and more lemon zest! It is light and lemony and gingery and wonderful! I bet it would be a great chilled soup for the summer.


Jennifer said...

Looks and sounds lovely, Shelagh! I've forwarded it to various family members across Canada who I know will appreciate it. I enjoy connecting with your life vicariously through your blog. How is your beautiful daughter, by the way?
Hugs from a rainy NCR, Jennifer Strachan

Suzie Ridler said...

Beautiful photos as usual Shelagh and that sounds sound amazing! Hope it helps you feel better soon.

Lyndsay Wells said...

This looks absolutely amazing. Something I will definitely make!

Karen said...

Looks divine! Feel better, shelagh!

LG said...

The soup sounds delish and will no doubt really work on sinusses and winter colds, I have written it down since I get bad flu in winters (and our winters in South Africa are nthing compared to yours!) Hope you get to have some lovely Spring weather soon, already we have yellow leaves on our lawn....(Fall)


FarFar said...

Wow!!! It absolutely looks gorgeous!!
I'm about making it soon.

Anonymous said...

Under the weather and able to put up a post, that takes some doing.

I really should get back to posting. And the soup looks great by the way.

(April in Halifax)

Teena in Toronto said...

It looks delicious!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

This soup sounds so gorgeous! Hope you're better soon, Shelagh!