Spiced Roasted Ginger Carrot Soup
With the cold weather all over the world, what better time than to make the midday meal a bowl of hot soup with a nice piece of rustic bread covered with fresh butter from the farmers dairy and a salad. Soup made from roasted vegetables bring extra flavor to the table and ginger is one of those ingredients that help your body handle the cold weather, or at least it makes it feel like that, so let’s make some soup.
- 2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
- 3 T. olive oil
- Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 t. garlic powder
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 5 cups vegetable broth, divided
- 2 t. ground cumin
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. allspice
- 1½ cup heavy cream, slightly warmed
- t tsp. roasted pine nuts
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with non-stick cooking spray). Add carrots in a single layer without touching and drizzle with olive oil.
- With your fingers, spread the olive oil so the exposed portion of each carrot is evenly covered. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper and garlic powder (optional).
- Roast carrots for approximately 20 – 25 minutes before turning over. T
- hen roast for another 10 – 15 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender and nicely browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- When the carrots are cool enough to handle, place them in a food processor or high-powered blender, along with the garlic, ginger and 2 ½ cups of broth.
- Divide into even batches, if necessary.
- Puree until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the carrot puree into a stock pot or Dutch oven, along with the remaining broth, cumin, cinnamon and allspice.
- Stir to combine ingredients and heat over medium heat.
- Reduce heat to low and gradually add the heavy cream. To prevent curdling, make the sure cream is either room temperature or slightly warmer before adding to the hot liquids in the pot.
- Remove soup from heat.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and adjust other seasonings, as desired.
- Serve immediately, garnish each bowl with a pinch of pine nuts
- Serve with a crisp salad and your favorite crusty loaf of bread.
It is soup weather and a nice hardy soup like Spiced Roasted Ginger Carrot Soup is sure to be a hit with the family, so make some today and stay warm.
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