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What's Cookin: Ginger Soup

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To say it's been a long winter would be a huge understatement. Between the cold and the snow, we're always looking for ways to stay warm. Here's a spicy carrot ginger soup that you can make at home.

Carrot Ginger Soup with Spicy Shrimp

Makes approx 2 qts: (approx 6-8 portions)

-- 2 oz of extra virgin Olive oil
-- 4 cups of chopped, peeled, organic carrots
-- 1 cup of chopped white Onion
-- 1/2 cup of chopped Celery
-- 1 tablespoon of finely chopped ginger
-- 1 clove of garlic, smashed
-- 1 qt of Carrot Juice
-- 1 qt of Vegetable Stock
-- 1/4 t of chopped tarragon
-- salt and pepper to taste
-- a few drops sherry vinegar to taste


-- Place olive oil in a sauce pot and and place over high heat
-- Add carrots, celery, onion, ginger, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 min
-- Add tarragon and salt and pepper
-- Add carrot juice and vegetable stock
-- Allow liquid to come to a boil then turn heat down and simmer until all vegetables are tender, approx 30 min
-- Allow to cool slightly and then puree on high speed in a blender
-- Adjust seasoning and add a few drops of sherry vinegar
-- Return to heat and prepare bowls with spicy shrimp for service
-- Place shrimp in bowls, pour hot soup over, sprinkle with scallions
-- Serve

Shrimp, Sliced Scallions to garnish

For Spicy Shrimp:(per person)
4 shrimp, cooked, peeled, cleaned, chopped
1 pinch of togarashi (or cayenne can be substituted)

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