Okay Carrot Soup.

10 Jan
As winter continues on…and on and on (I’m beginning to  think it will never end!) I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to eat winter veggies.  Oh how I miss ripe Jersey tomatoes!  Sure, the grocery store carries a wide variety of vegetables all year round but everyone knows that they are usually pretty flavorless when they aren’t in season locally.
So I went on a hunt for a good carrot soup.
You will need:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1.) Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add onion and garlic and saute until softened.
2.) Add apple and carrots and saute for about 2 minutes.
3.) Add wine, stock and cumin.
Ok, so fortunately I had some white wine around.  The night before  I made this soup I went out to dinner to a BYOB and had  left some wine in the bottle.  It just so happened that there was exactly one cup of wine left!
Coincidence?  I think not.
4.) Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until all components are cooked and soft.  Remove from heat and blend until smooth.
5.) Serve and enjoy!
So what did I think of this soup? Ok, so I’m going to be honest.  I didn’t really like it :?  I’m pretty sure this  is the first time in awhile that I cooked something and didn’t like it.  I usually like pretty much anything so this was surprising.  I think if I could change something I’d omit the cumin because it was too strong.
I was debating on whether or not to share this recipe if I didn’t really like it but I figured that maybe someone else would so why not!
The search for fun ways to eat winter veggies continues!…
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14 Responses to “Okay Carrot Soup.”

  1. Foodiewife January 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    I never thought I’d love carrot soup. I’m sorry this one disappointed you. Try roasting the carrots first– it takes them to a whole new level! Who knew? I ended up making carrot-ginger soup. It rocked, Allie! It’s on my blog. xoxo

  2. allieatfood January 11, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    I know, what a bummer when a recipe is a flop! I think I’d definitely love the flavors of the ginger rather than the cumin! I’ll have to check out your recipe :)

  3. movesnmunchies January 11, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    ahahah well i love carrots, so i dont see why i wouldn’t enjoy this!

  4. Cara Craves... January 11, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Ya win some you lose some!
    At least it looks beautiful :)

  5. Cara Craves... January 11, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    Ya win some you lose some!
    At least it looks beautiful :)
    I love carrot soup.

    • allieatfood January 13, 2011 at 2:22 am #

      I know, I liked looking at it and I’d try to like it but no, I didn’t.

  6. This Italian Family January 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Aww sad day. I made a pumpkin soup one time that was so awful that we couldn’t even eat it. So at least yours is edible! :)

    • allieatfood January 13, 2011 at 2:23 am #

      I know, I felt so bad that I didn’t like it. Edible but not the best!

  7. Kristina @ Life as Kristina January 12, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Love your blog! The color of this soup is crazy-I’m always looking for new recipes, going to have to try this asap!

    • allieatfood January 13, 2011 at 2:24 am #

      Thanks Kristina! Let me know what you think of it :)

  8. TheSceneFromMe January 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Was this sweet tasting at all? Maybe you could add a little orange juice to the recipe.
    I’ve never had carrot soup but it looks nutritious!

    • allieatfood January 13, 2011 at 2:24 am #

      Eh, not that sweet. I don’t think I like the way cumin tastes so that was the most powerful thing. Orange juice sounds like a much better addition!

  9. Aundra February 2, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Yay for carrot soup! I recently found a great carrot soup recipe in Nourishing Traditions:

    http://chestertownfitforlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/nourishing-traditions-carrot-soup.html

    It has curry and ginger…and packs a terrific taste!

    Eat well! :)

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