SPICY ROASTED CARROT SOUP

 

  • Cooking Time: 90
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 30

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2Tablespoons honey (I used a raw honey)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha (asian chile-garlic sauce. You can find it anywhere. There's a rooster on the bottle)- more or less depending on your tolerance of heat
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/4 tsp each kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1lb carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces - DO NOT use "baby carrots"
  • 1 small white onion, quartered
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Heat olive oil, honey, sriracha, and 5 spice powder in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat, stirring, until well blended (the spices may foam a bit).
  • Add the carrots and onion and toss to coat. Place in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. The vegetables should be soft and lightly browned.
  • Let the roasted veggies cool, then transfer them, along with any juices in the pan, to a blender. Add the Chicken broth and coconut milk and puree till smooth. You may need to add up to 1/2 cup of water if it's too thick. I did, and it didn't diminish the flavor one bit.
  • Transfer the puree to a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stir in the cream, and heat through. Taste, adjust seasoning, and serve. And that's all there is to it, kids!
  • You could top this off with a little chopped cilantro and maybe some homemade croutons (cube some bread, toss it in a hot skillet with some melted butter and a bit of chinese 5 spice and a pinch of salt until golden and crispy)
  • *Sriracha doesn't just add heat, but flavor too. If you leave it out, add 3 or 4 unpeeled garlic cloves to the pan with the carrots. Peel them before pureeing.
  • *to take this vegetarian, use vegetable broth but omit the onion (canned vegetable broth is onion-y enough). Leave out the cream and use your choice of either extra broth, extra coconut milk, or almond milk.
  • Both variations will give you a different flavor altogether, but still a delicious soup!

Notes

Categories: Lunch  Misc. Soup/Stew  Roast  Soup  Soup 

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