Friday, March 28, 2008

Creamy Carrot and Coconut Milk Soup

This is a truly delicious soup, amazingly thick and creamy with whole range of wonderful aromas and flavors; the recipe for the soup comes from a Polish cookbook Smak życia (Taste of Life) written by a model, Agnieszka Maciąg. The book is a wonderful collection of delicious and healthy recipes from all over the world. There’s Japanese miso soup recipe, as well as Thai salad with crab, herring cooked Swedish way, and recipe for cookies from a Polish magazine, issue 1937. The recipes are accompanied with beautiful pictures of food and places from which the recipes come from. Looking at all those wonderful photographs you can almost smell and taste all the delicious meals as well as feel the atmosphere of all the wonderful places shown in the pictures. Agnieszka talks about food with passion and curiosity. For her cooking is pleasure and trying new dishes an adventure.

“In Brazil women laugh while cooking, so that there’s joy and love in their food. Cooking is a creative process. In the kitchen we become artists of life. We experience the sacred in ordinary things. For me cooking is not chemistry, it’s magic.’’
says Agnieszka, and I fully agree with that ;)

Creamy Carrot and Coconut Soup
(adapted from Smak życia by Agnieszka Maciąg)

serves 2

½ kg carrots, diced

1 tbsp butter

0,5 inch (1-2 cm) fresh ginger root, peeled and grated

375 ml (1 ½ cup) vegetable stock

1 cup (250 ml) canned coconut milk

½ lemon, juice of

salt

¼ tea spoon nutmeg

1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

1. Heat the butter in a large heavy bottomed pan, add the carrots and pepper. Sauté for a few minutes stirring occasionally.
2. Add the ginger, a pinch of salt and nutmeg.

3.
Pour in warm vegetable stock, cover with a lid and simmer until the carrots are soft. If there's not enough stock to cover the carrots, add some water.
4. Stir in coconut milk, cook for 3 minutes more.
5. Add the lemon juice.

6.
In blender or food processor, puree soup until smooth.
7. Sprinkle with coriander leaves.

Przepis po polsku:
Krem z marchewki z mlekiem kokosowym

1 comment:

maninas said...

This sounds like a great recipe! I'm very intrigued by the combo! I have loads of carrots at the moment, so I might give it a try one of these days! it will be great served with naan!

btw, love your photo of this soup!