Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 7, 2011 French Mint’s Orange & Carrot Soup SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterestimage: Caroline WestIn the mood for something bright and healthful? This soup from French Mint will make you feel good on the dreariest winter’s day.Ingredients1 Tbsp unsalted butter1 large onion, peeled and diced5 large carrots, peeled and diced2 ripe tomatoes, diced (or) 1 cup of canned tomatoes, diced1 medium sized Russet potato, peeled and diced½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice4 cups of chicken stock, preferably homemade1 Tbsp dried oregano1 tsp orange zest, bitter pith removedsalt & pepper1/2 cup cream (optional, but highly recommended)MethodMelt the butter in a large pot. Add the onions and cook over low heat until the onions are tender and translucent. Add the chopped carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, orange juice, chicken stock and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots and potatoes are tender, approx. 30 minutes.Pour the softened vegetables through a strainer, reserving the liquids. Transfer the solids to a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Add only enough of the reserved liquids to achieve the desired consistency (you may not need all the stock).If you prefer an ultra-smooth textured soup, pour the processed soup through a fine-mesh strainer and press any remaining solids against the strainer with the back of a spoon.Return the (strained) soup to the pot and reheat. Add the orange zest, salt, and pepper to taste. Add the cream, if using. (Do not boil the soup once the cream has been added).Serve in heated bowls with a dollop of sour cream or crème fraiche if desired.Makes 4 servingsRecipesSoupStarterVegetarian SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Appetizer / Main course / Recipes December 30, 2019 Spinach and Herb Pesto Spinach and Herb Pesto Makes about 1 cup. 1½ cups finely chopped spinach 1½ cups chopped parsley 2 Tbsp lemon juice, about half a lemon 1 jalapeño ... Read More Appetizer / Main course / Recipes December 30, 2019 One Perogy Two Perogy Perogies with Potato and Wild Mushroom, or Two Cheese Filling This is my recipe for perogies with a fluffy, mashed-potato-infused dough—one ... Read More Books / Recipes / Review October 20, 2019 Cedar + Salt, Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field and Sea It often surprises me how easy it can be to take for granted, or even forget, just how incredible this island is. Sometimes it is a visitor who helps ... Read More Appetizer / Recipes September 3, 2019 Sophie Fenlon’s Cervelle de Canut A lyonnaise cheese dip, literally translating to “silk worker’s brain” named after the “canuts” the silk workers of 19th century Lyon. ... Read More Main course / Recipes June 27, 2019 Sophie Fenlon’s Poulet au Vinigre A classic Lyonnaise dish, dating back centuries. Served with a tangy red wine vinegar reduction sauce and tons of fresh herbs. This is my twist on ... Read More Comments are closed.