Carrots and coconuts pair perfectly with a subtle kick of ginger to make this a perfect meal on a cold winter day! It’s sweet and spicy, creamy and comforting and everything you want a soup to be.The gorgeous colour is just an added bonus when you have fresh organic produce that does all the work for you. Let’s just say it’s a cheat’s way of skipping all the planning ahead when making a Thai curry by making a quick and easy soup instead!
PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour
- 10 medium-sized carrots, peeled
- 2 large red onions
- 1″ piece of fresh ginger
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 600 ml vegetable stock
- 1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
- Few sprigs of fresh thyme
- Olive oil
- Sea salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 220°C.
Start by roughly chopping the carrots and onions, lengthwise, into halves or quarters depending on the size. Cut the ginger root into small chunks.
Note: You could always adjust the amount of ginger as per your preference!
Toss all of them onto a baking tray, drizzle generously with olive oil and add a few thyme leaves. Give them a thorough rub to coat the vegetables evenly.
Place in the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
At the point, you could thinly slice some of the ginger root and flash fry them in hot oil to use as a topping later.
Once out the oven, transfer all the roasted vegetables into a blender. Season with sea salt, add the dried chilli flakes and coconut milk.
Blitz for a few minutes and slowly start to ladle in some of the vegetable stock to loosen up the purée.Once you achieve a smooth consistency, transfer the purée into a pot, add the remaining stock and bring to a simmer.
Adjust the seasoning if required.
Note: You could alternatively use a stick blender to purée the soup and simplify the process altogether!
Serve warm and top with thyme sprigs, crispy ginger and a dash of cayenne pepper.
This recipe is fairly simple, only fair warning if you’re using a blender avoid adding too much liquid while blitzing it, things could get messy!
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