Thursday, October 16, 2008

Carrot Onion Soup

The best method to clear up old vegetables in the fridge, instead of throwing them away, is to make SOUP! I had a very delicous Carrot Onion Soup in a Christmas Market in Dresen (Germany). It was very lovely. So, with 3 pieces of old carrots in the fridge, which don't taste good for frying, I decided to make this soup!

Ingredient (4 servings):
3 pieces Carrot
1 whole onion
1 chicken stock cube
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Dill
1 litre water


1. wash & peel the carrots, cut into big pieces, put inside a pot.

2. wash & peel onion, cut into 4 pieces, also put in the pot.

3. add one litre of water, chicken stock cube, butter & dill all in the pot, bring to boil, then cook for 30 mins with slow heat.

4. turn off the fire. when the soup cool down, pour everything into a blender and blend till smooth.

5. pour the blended soup back into the pot, and cook for another 15 mins under slow heat.

Cooking Tips:

  • I don't like to put flour into soup. To make it thicker, you can add more carrots. If you like to thinner (more soupy), then add some more water to dilute it.
  • carotene is oil soluble, but not water soluble. It's good to add oil when cooking carrots, so that the carotene will be easier for the body to absorb.

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