Thursday, March 19, 2009

Carrot soup

Well, this is the test isn't it?! New blog format... new ID.... let's get it on shall we?

Carrot soup...

For those of you who are reading this, I will assume certain things are a given. Like, sweating shallots and garlic for instance... you don't need a picture for that... BUT...If you do, go watch the food network for that. For those of you who don't... read on.

This is my mise...It's fairly simple... as is the soup... I would like to add right now, that I should have doubled my carrot intake, but hey, it's a recipe right? I wanted more punch from the carrot, and I didn't get it... but it was still REALLY good... so here goes.

I sweated the shallots and garlic until fragrant, meaning I could smell them, Then I added the carrots... and gave them a good once over on the flame. stirring a lot, to make sure that they had there day in the pan.

Then I deglazed it with the WATER... yes, you could use stock... but hey.. I'm trying to keep it real here! Add your herbs and simmer until the carrot doesn't give you any grief to the tooth...

Then, pull out your handy dandy immersion blender, (or a regular blender) and give it a good whirl.. a good whirl...

At this point you could strain it if you wish... I didn't and was quite happy with the result. I garnished with a basil leaf and slurped it right down. Really good on a hot(aren't' they all) southern California day! So go forth kids... make some soup! Cheers!