Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dad's Carrot Soup

Yesterday I had a craving for my dad's carrot soup that he always used to make when I was growing up. I didn't have the recipe, so had to call my dad and jot down his adaptation of the classic Silver Palate Cookbook recipe. My dad tries to always use carrots with the tops on (sweeter), he cooks the onions very slowly over low heat and he adds orange juice and cumin before finishing the soup. Here are the carrots, onions and broth simmering:

And here is the soup after a few rounds of pureeing and the addition of ginger, cumin and orange juice:

Finally it is ready to be served, garnished with sour cream and cilantro from our garden - plus rosemary olive oil bread with butter:

We'll bring the leftovers over to Darin & Melissa's tonight for dinner. Hooray for Dad's carrot soup!


ShirleyH said...

That looks delicious! Did you use a chicken broth as the base?

dylan said...

Yes, chicken broth and tons of carrots!