I don't often post savoury dishes but I couldn't resist sharing this delicious soup with you, I love making soups they are simple, delicious and cost effective. I have a soup maker which also means less washing up but obviously can made in a pan and then use a blender which is just as effective. I've adapted this recipe to be cooked in a pan and from my Mum's original recipe (she uses some leeks and dried coriander where as I don't use leeks and I use fresh coriander but both are equally as nice).
2-3 gloves of garlic, crushed
1 pack of carrots (about 1kg)
1 pack of bunched coriander, chopped
1 - 2 cubes of vegetable or chicken stock
Salt & pepper to season
Creme fraiche to dollop on the top
Crusty bread to serve
1. Grate or chop the carrots into small(ish) pieces. Heat some oil in a large pan, add some chopped onion and gently cook out for a couple of minutes until soft and then add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
2. Add the carrots and cook for a couple of minutes until there is a little colour to them. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the carrots have softened. Add the coriander (this can be as much or a s little as you want). Season to taste.
3. Once the carrots have softened blend until smooth, you may want to check the seasoning at this point.
4. Serve with crusty bread, a dollop of creme fraiche and a sprinkling of chopped coriander. Delicious!!
Look out for more recipes coming soon!
This winter warming recipe is my entry into the Co-operative Electrical competition, wish me luck!