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Has anyone tried this carrot and ginger soup?

javaandjazz Oct 11, 2012 01:49 PM

http://andreasrecipes.com/carrot-ging...

There are a few others from the food network I am considering. This one has white wine and was wondering if it's really necessary. Below are the other two I am considering. Thanks.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/em...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

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  1. todao RE: javaandjazz Oct 11, 2012 09:49 PM

    Haven't tried any of those yet but after reading them I'm going to try this one:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/em...
    with the adjustment to cook the carrots with the onions and celery and hold the ginger and garlic out until just before adding the stock. I see no reason to cook the garlic and ginger as long as the recipe suggests and I don't want to caramelize either of them. Not that caramelizing ginger is necessarily a bad thing, but it should be done over steady low heat with sugar added, not medium high heat as the recipe suggests.

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      javaandjazz RE: todao Oct 12, 2012 02:58 AM

      Why not the other recipe from the food network with more carrots in it?

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      happybaker RE: javaandjazz Oct 11, 2012 09:58 PM

      Hmm.... Dunno about the white wine. One of my fav soups for years is awfully simply. Saute (and brown if you have the patience) a small onion in butter. Add as many peeled chunked carrots as you like and then chicken broth TO COVER. A good glug of orange juice or the zested peel of one orange. A slightly less than 1" peeled chunk of ginger. Cook until the carrots and ginger are soft, puree (in blender or with stick blender) and then salt and pepper to taste. Adjust thickness with orange juice or more broth.

      Great on it's own or with toasted chopped almonds or a dollop of yogurt or sour cream.

      I swear, in the cold dark winter months, it'll cure what ails you. It's an anti-scurvy soup!

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        HillJ RE: javaandjazz Oct 12, 2012 07:43 AM

        jandj, I haven't tried any of the linked recipes you mention but I adore this version. It's both refreshing and spicy. If you like the 'zing" of this combo, consider this recipe.
        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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          amyatkendall RE: javaandjazz Oct 12, 2012 08:20 AM

          I haven't tried any of those linked either, but Andrew Weil has a nifty carrot ginger soup that I swear by:

          http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/RCP00232/...

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            Joebob RE: javaandjazz Oct 12, 2012 10:38 PM

            It isn't bad with cauliflower added, if you have plenty of good ginger.

            1. javaandjazz RE: javaandjazz Oct 14, 2012 05:27 AM

              I made the last link from my list and it turned out excellent. I would make it again and again!

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                blinknoodle RE: javaandjazz Oct 14, 2012 07:33 AM

                I haven't tried those recipes but this one is a gem:
                http://rhiw.blogspot.ca/2011/09/best-...

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                  HillJ RE: blinknoodle Oct 14, 2012 07:54 AM

                  Right up my alley with the inclusion of fresh lime juice and cilantro garnish, thanks blinkn!

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