Monday, May 24, 2010

Bunnies Love Carrot Soup

Regular bunnies. I'm sure they'd like it. Playboy bunnies too, probably, although I'm not going to ask them. This is easy, healthy, and good hot or cold. I like to make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge for the week. It makes a good lunch along with a sandwich.

Here's a .pdf copy.
Start with 2 lbs. of carrots.

Chop a couple of shallots, or a medium onion, Whichever turns you on. You're going for about 3/4 cup.

Sauté the shallots in about 1 Tbs. of olive oil and a generous pinch of kosher salt. Emphasis on "generous". Add 3/4 tsp. of ground thyme.

Peel the carrots.

Chop them a little - large chunks are fine. Add the carrots and 1 1/2 qts. of chicken stock to the pot. Cover and reduce the heat to about medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the carrots are tender.

When the carrots are done, puree the soup with an immersion blender or put in a regular blender. If you put it in a regular blender, BE CAREFUL!! Take the removable middle part out of the lid so steam can escape. I've blown the top off the blender more than once (I'm a slow learner) trying to puree hot soup. It burns, and it makes a godawful Lucille Ball-worthy mess in the kitchen.
Serve hot or cold.

Yaaaaaaaay! NOM nom nom nom!

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