Sweet Creamy Carrot Soup
I took a friend out to lunch the other day for her birthday. We went to Bridgeport; it is a large outside shopping center that has a lot of yummy restaurants. We were going to go to Pastini’s which I love, but as we were driving through the parking lot we saw a new restaurant Called Twig. From the outside it looked very intriguing that we decided to test it out. They had only been open for four days.
Their burgers looked delicious so I decided to get one; I am easily pleased with a big burger. This gorgonzola garlic burger came with a side of sweet carrot soup. My girlfriend got a fajita salad that actually was very tasty and had good size chunks of steak on it.
My soup came out first and was honestly the best thing I have had in a long time. This carrot soup was so sweet and had caramel drizzle on top. I gave some to Cooper and he absolutely loved it. I was raving about this soup, it was amazing, honestly amazing. Every Thursday they make this soup so I made a large mental note of that. My burger was absolutely amazing as well. It had full chunks of grilled garlic, a bbq spicy aioli and big chunks of gorgonzola. I was thoroughly impressed by this new restaurant and their prices were incredible for their taste. It was soooooo good. I will be taking my husband there and making sure it happens on a Thursday to make sure I get their carrot soup again. :)
After eating I still couldn’t forget about the soup. I decided to embark on this task since both Cooper and I loved it. I ran to Trader Joes on my way home and got some fresh carrots. I have never made carrot soup before but thought it couldn’t be that hard. Tonight was the night.
My husband got home and said it smelt so good in the house and asked what it was. I simply said “dinner” without emphasizing what kind of soup I had made. I dished him up a bowl and made him some toast to dip it in. He took one bite and was raving about it, literally! He asked what it was and finally I told him it was creamy carrot soup. He was utterly surprised but loved it and asked where I got the recipe. I explained my lunch date and how I was attempting to make it myself. He was very complimentary about my cooking (sweet man) and told me he doesn’t know how I do it; creating a recipe from scratch but loved it.
This recipe is super easy and quick. The only time restriction is chopping the carrots, celery and potatoes. You can chop them large because they will cook down. This is a great meal when you are busy and don’t have a lot of time.
- 1lb peeled carrots, chopped
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 6 large red potatoes, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp Avocado Oil (EVOO works great too)
- 2-3 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2-3 cup water
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprkia
- 1 tbsp Oregano
- 2 Sprigs fresh Rosemary
- 1-2 tsp Salt
- Dash of black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 can evaporated milk
- ½ cup half and half
- Chicken Bouillon, scoop 2 tbsp or 3-4 cubes (I use Costco Better than Bouillon so it’s more of a paste)
- 1 tbsp Honey
In a large pot drizzle a little Oil and add carrots, celery, potatoes, onion, garlic and 2 cups water. Add in cumin, paprika and oregano stir well and top with Rosemary. Cook covered on low heat for 1-2 hours
Add evaporated milk, ½ & ½, Chicken bouillon, and honey. Heat through and taste test to see if you have reached the desired sweetness you are looking for. :)
Serve with warm bread and enjoy.