One of my favorite food blogs is Evil Shenanigans. My fav recipe so far is her Carrot, Cardamom, and Coconut Soup.
My friend Christene made it for us for dinner one night, it was the most wonderfully flavored soup I had ever had. I couldn't stop tasting it.
I was well into my second bowl just as others were eating their first. (I was hungry, having skipped dinner to eat there AFTER my running class...I could have died)
this is her picture....this soup is just LOVELY, flat out LOVELY!! So warming and rich....ahh,,,,now I want it! Alas, I'm trying to regulate my blood sugar so I'm laying off the carrots for a while. Altho, perhaps this base recipe with another vegetable I CAN have would work.....maybe spinach? The mind boggles.
Here's her recipe:
Carrot, Cardamom and Coconut Soup Serves 6
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound carrots, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups vegetable stock
1 – 13 ounce can coconut milk
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Fresh mint for garnish
*In a large pot heat the butter over medium heat until it foams. Add the carrots and onions and cook until they start to soften, about ten minutes.
*Add the garlic, ginger, cardamom, cumin, chili sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook until the spices are fragrant, about five minutes.
*Add the flour and cook until no dry flour remains, about three minutes. Slowly, stirring constantly, pour in the vegetable broth. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, partially cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
*Once reduced puree the mixture in the blender until very smooth. Pour back into the cooking pot and add the coconut milk, honey and lime juice. Simmer, uncovered, for ten minutes or until the soup reaches your desired thickness. Serve with fresh chopped mint.
Her entry Best of 2010, which is totally worth a read. There is NO unappealing recipe on this blog, to me. Not a one. This is one truly one of the best recipe blogs online, in my opinion. I LOVE her inventive and delectable dishes! Go check her out! NOW!!