Friday, October 19, 2012

Spur-of-the Moment Vegetable Soup, aka Stone Soup (the Carrot Version)

Carrot Soup
This week in French Fridays With Dorie we made some soup.  Not any soup but a delicious velvety carrot soup.  Start by slicing up some carrots, celery, and garlic.  Chop  an onion, some  fresh ginger, and dice a small potato.  Add this veggie mixture to a large Dutch oven and cook in butter or olive oil.  Add some chicken broth, a rosemary sprig, and simmer.  Smell the enticing aroma as it cooks - mmm wonderful.  At this point you can leave the soup chunky or puree it.  I chose to puree mine.  After the soup was pureed, I reheated the soup and seasoned it with salt and pepper.  The result was a wonderful savory soup .  I loved the sweetness of the carrots with a hint of the ginger.    Quite delicious:)  This recipe gets two thumbs up.

This recipe can be found on Pages 74-75 in "Around My French Table."


Carrots, Onion, Ginger, Garlic, Rosemary, Celery

In the Pot

Ready to Eat


Velvety Goodness















13 comments:

  1. Oh, what a pretty soup! Very nice!

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  2. So beautiful pureed! What an amazing color!

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  3. Pretty little pictures. Red onions and a little cilantro, nice touches.

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  4. I love a chunky soup and decided to go that route, but yours looks great! Will have to try it this way soon. :)

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  5. Geraldine, nice velvety puréed version of this wonderful Vegetable Soup - glad you enjoy this soup so much, it was indeed delicious and fun to prepare.

    Have a good weekend!

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  6. Love the carrot version of this soup- it's just so colorful and pretty;-)

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  7. I went a bit rogue on this one, but I'm wishing I'd made carrot ginger version. It's soup weather, so I'll try it next week.

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  8. Your soup looks beautiful. I prefer chunky, but I will have to make this version soon.

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  9. I have soup color envy - such a pretty color :-)
    Bravo!

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  10. your soup looks velvety indeed! I've really enjoyed Dorie's soup recipes so far. I'm sure I'll make several variations of this during the winter.

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  11. We all seemed to love this soup, Geraldine. Because it was so simple? Because we already had all the ingredients on hand? Because we know we'll make variations of it all Winter. Because Dorie got the seasonings just right again? Or, all of the above. Yours looks so pretty and I love the first photo with that lonely little Rosemary sprig standing tall in and among all those yummy veggies. Nice Post.

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  12. Love your leafy placemat, Geraldine! Glad you enjoyed the soup... it's so easy to make, what isn't there to love?

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  13. looks so happy and delicious, good job!

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