Carrot and Coriander Soup
recipe for Carrot and Coriander Soup comes from Sue
Brewer who is lucky enough to live in Brittany where
she has her own gites to rent - have a look for yourself
asked Sue to do her own introduction . . . . .
from London my better half and I have lived in a little
hamlet called Le Millet near Ploeuc sur Lie in France
for the past three years. Although life in the Cotes
d'Armor region of Brittany is quite idyllic there are
some downsides, notably the price and strength of tea
bags, unavailability of sliced back bacon (who can live
without bacon sarnies) and finally the lack of Indian
first two things we must stock up on during our infrequent
visits to England, but curries and bhajis - pas du problem!
realised that the only way I was ever going to have
an 'Indian takeaway' in France was to make it myself.
Now this isn't as silly as it sounds; I always make
the curries or whatever in large quantities and then
freeze them in meal-sized portions. So Saturday night
is still takeaway night, either sharing the meal with
friends or to eat whilst watching some rubbish on the
television - you know the sort of thing that's on TV
on a Saturday night.
I do bring back the spices from dear old blighty as
here in France they are rare and, if found, expensive
(except for that awful pale yellow curry powder) but
the rest is down to moi."
was a recipe of the month on Sue's web site so be sure
to pay regular visits
and Coriander Soup
oz / butter
2 medium onions, chopped
1 1/2 lb carrots, sliced
3 pts vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Bunch of coriander, fairly finely chopped
250 g natural yoghurt
to make Carrot
and Coriander Soup
the butter in a large lidded saucepan, add the onions
and fry over a medium heat until transparent.
the carrots and stock and season with freshly ground
pepper. I recommended that you hold on the salt until
the end of cooking and then season to taste.
and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.
until smooth, return to the pan.
the yoghurt into a bowl and stir in a ladle of soup,
when well combined stir in another ladle of soup.
Add the mixture to the pan of soup and stir well.
the chopped coriander and adjust the seasoning.
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