Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table
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Carrot, ginger and orange soup

Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table


We have all been as sick as dogs in our household this week because of the Winter Vomiting Bug. It started with the four year-old last Friday, moved to his brother, then their Mum, and finally it claimed me and my stepdaughter yesterday (Wednesday).


As you can imagine, cooking has been the last thing on my mind. And eating has been the last thing on any of our minds.


But you need to be strong to fight these bugs, and you need sustenance to find that strength. And so, for this weeks VEGETARIAN Recipe Shed and inspired by @fayc I sought out a recipe that did the triple-whammy job of being vegetarian, of being soup and of being very good for us all.


Most of all, its the ginger in this soup that makes it so healthy.


Serves 4


1 tbsp olive oil
30g butter
600g carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
2 thick pieces of orange peel, approx. 10cm long
1 litre vegetable stock
Salt and black pepper


1.  Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the oil, then gently fry the carrots, onion, garlic, ginger and orange peel for 5 mins, without colouring.


Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table


Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table


2. Add the stock and seasoning. Simmer for 25 mins until everything is tender.  Discard the orange peel.


Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table


3. Use a stick blender to blitz everything to a puree. Add water if you prefer a thinner soup.


Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table


Carrot, ginger and orange soup, Lay The Table


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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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