Carrot and Coriander Soup

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Description

Carrot and Coriander Soup [1] [2] is a earthly flavoured soup, a nice dish around christmas time.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots, young and tender preferred
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, plus 2-3 pale leafy celery tops
  • 2 small potatoes, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2-3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 7/8 cup milk
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Procedures

  1. Trim and peel the carrots, then cut into chunks.
  2. Warm oil and 2 tbsp of butter in a pan.
  3. Gently fry the onion for 3-4 min to soften.
  4. Slice celery sticks.
  5. Include celery and potatoes in the pan with the onion, cooking for a few min.
  6. Add in the carrots, stirring over a gentle heat for ~4 min.
  7. Cover and reduce heat to sweat for 10 min.
  8. Occasionally shake the enclosed pan.
  9. Include the stock.
  10. Bring all to boil.
  11. Partially cover and simmer for ~9 min, achieveing a tendering of teh carrots and potatoes.
  12. Set aside 6-8 tiny celery leaves for garnish.
  13. Finely chop the celery tops.
  14. Melt butter in a pan.
  15. Fry the ground coriander, constantly stir all for 1 min.
  16. Reduce heat and include the finely chopped celery and fresh coriander.
  17. Over gentle heat fry for 1 min, set aside.
  18. Take the soup and blend, achieveing a smooth consistency.
  19. Pour into a clean pan.
  20. Include by stirring, the milk, coriander mixture and seasoning.
  21. Gently heat.
  22. Serve with celery leaves to garnish.


References

  1. Day, Martha (2010). Classic Cooking for Christmas. Anness Publishing Ltd. pp. 10. 
  2. Stewart, Martha (2003). The Martha Stewart Living Christmas Cookbook. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York. pp. 178. ISBN 1-4000-5037-5.