Sunday, March 10, 2013

Carrot Soup with Miso

Last saturday was a cold saturday, so Irene and I made carrot soup with miso. I love soups. I also love thick, creamy soups that involve no cream or dairy. This one was so great. We just got a brand spanking new immersion blender for the house, which was a very large part of why Irene and I made a soup that required blending everything together. Immersion blenders are fun. They feel like magic. One moment you have a whole bunch of chunky things and the next moment they are all perfectly blended into the creamiest of creamy magic. Love it.

We get huge shipments of carrots. We almost always have carrots, which makes me real happy because they are one of my favorite snacks. I often grab one just as I am heading out the door and eat it on the way to class. They come in giant boxes and sometime they throw some GIANT carrots in just for fun. The recipe called for 2 pounds of carrot and one of the carrots was so big that it was 2 pounds all by itself. Ridiculousness and so hard to chop! It was bigger than the knife.

Carrot monstrosity

The onions, garlic, ginger and carrots were thrown into a pot to boil for half an hour while Irene and I watched the new episode of Modern Family. I love that show. It never fails to make me laugh hysterically.


Magic how the above picture turns into the below picture. Am I right?

I really love the taste of miso, and it wasn't entirely overpowering in this soup. The carrots brought a nice creamy fluffiness that I wasn't expecting, and they went super well with the miso flavor. The recipe calls for a sprinkling of sesame oil at the end, but we forgot about it until we were half way done with our soup. Honestly, I liked it better without the oil, but that may be because sesame oil and rice was the last thing I ate before I got the flu last semester. Unfortunately for me the taste of sesame oil is a little tainted right now...


And just for kicks, look at this 2 pound monstrosity! It was entertaining through out the week, because people kept walking into the kitchen with it. Their reactions were priceless. Just look at this thing though, it really is ridiculous. People were sad I used it for the soup, but it had to be used for something.

1 comment:

  1. Dang that carrot is so big!! And I dream of immersion blenders. AND I love Modern Family. This soup look so goood.