Sunday, 27 November 2011

Carrot and Ginger Soup

As a student, I am always looking for recipes that are delicious, cheap and healthy, all at the same time. I recently came across this recipe for Carrot and Ginger Soup from Sainsbury's and it has become my latest addiction.

When I first made this I was overwhelmed by the fact that such a simple dish could be so delicious. The warmth of the ginger is perfect for this bitter November chill, here in Northern England.

I simply sautéed some onions, then added half a kilo of chopped carrots and 2 tablespoons of finely chopped ginger with some stock. After boiling for about 30 minutes, I added some butter, honey and seasoning and then, blended.

Despite the ultimate deliciousness of this dish, I love to make food look a little bit more interesting. I have decided to dress the soup with a drizzle of cream, a sprinkle of paprika and a few sprigs of fresh thyme. I always try to avoid using dried herbs to dress a dish, they really cannot compete with the fresh!


P.S. Again, thank you for your patience. This final year of university is eating up much of my time. Please stay tuned to this blog as I shall be jetting of (again!) to somewhere far away and I am hoping to share many of my photos and food experiences with you all!

14 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful combination of flavours and shows how a humble carrot can be transformed into a dish of beauty. I am very impressed by your perfect drizzling Hazel!

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  2. This soup does look amazing - perfect for he chilly weather in your part of the world.

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  3. I love carrot soup:) and this look amazing!

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  4. I love carrot soup and sometimes I add ginger. great combination

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  5. This looks lovely! Would love some today as I am freezing:)
    ~Anne

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  6. A beautiful and delicious looking soup! So prettily decorated.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. wow..sounds scrumptiously tasty..
    just found your space...amazing space you have..
    lovely presentation with stunning cliks..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. Oh.... I love this! How perfect for the winter.

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  9. Ooh, that sounds really good. I love any kind of soup and this one seems exotic and comforting. Wish I could stick a spoon in the screen and take a taste... : }

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  10. WOW the presentation is really amazing! it looks good

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  11. In relation to carrot soups - Carrot and Coriander is my first favourite, then second it has to be Carrot and Ginger - its so soothing for when your feeling poorly.

    Happy New Year to you Hazel.

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  12. First time here..Glad I reached here..Following you right away...This looks delicious.…Totally yummy..Thanks for sharing it dear…Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  13. Best wishes for the New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. This sounds wonderful and a great use for carrots in the winter! Thank you for sharing.

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