Last updated on January 27th, 2017
I think you’ll love my latest video. It features a simple winter soup that tastes — I kid you not — like pure sunshine. Need a beta carotene pick-me-up? Make this soup!
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Here’s the printable recipe:
Carrot-Ginger-Orange Soup: The Video!
This soup is delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime you need a beta carotene pick-me-up!
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 fat garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
- 18-20 large carrots (2 1/2 lbs total), peeled if not organic, and roughly sliced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or more, to taste)
- 6 cups unsalted chicken stock
- The zest and juice of a large navel orange
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- A generous splash (1/4 to 1/2 cup) heavy cream
- Suggested garnish: a dollop of Crème Fraîche for each serving
- Heat the butter and oil in a large (5-quart or larger) soup pot or Dutch oven set over a low flame. After the butter melts, add the onions. Then cover the pot, and let the onions cook until translucent (they must not color at all) -- about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots, chicken stock and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer until the carrots are perfectly tender -- about 30 minutes. .
- Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the soup until smooth. Then stir in the orange juice and zest, the ginger, and the heavy cream.
- To serve, ladle the soup into bowls, and garnish each serving with a dollop of Crème Fraîche. Delicious hot, warm, or even cold.
Copyright 2015 by Kevin Lee Jacobs
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Shirley B. says
You have just got to be the sweetest, cutest thing on two wheels, Kevin!
I wish you were my neighbor.
Really tasty soup. I always look forward to your posts. You are helping me to become a much better cook. Thank you.
Looks like a winner, Kevin.
Thanks so much.
Karen at Country Gardens says
looks delicious. I could live on soup all year. always looking for new ideas! can’t wait for your next post.
Beverly, zone 6, eastern PA says
How fun to see you working in your own kitchen. The soups looks divine. I need two hands to operate my immersion blender, but it’s a tool I would not be without. My garden grew carrots several times in the last 5 years and they are so delicious coming straight from the bed to the plate. This recipe is earmarked for the next carrot crop, if I can wait that long. Love that miniature soup tureen with the handles, adorable.
i am on my way to buy the items to make this wonderful soup. thanks for making the video. it was also great to meet and watch you for the first time via the video.
Looks delicious! Love your videos – you make everything look so easy! I too wish you were my neighbor! 🙂
fong ago an Indian lady said to me never to grate ginger but to cut it, because grated ginger could become bitter tasted. I don’t know if it is true but I won’t try it out 😉
Anyway, I do make this soup very often, but because I can not eat dairy-products I use coconut-milk instead of heavy cream. On hot days I freeze the coconutcream overnight and whip it up to an icecream just before laddling it through the cooled soup. You must try that Kevin, it is delicious 🙂
Looks great…another must try!
I have to add to these well deserved compliments. You have indeed brought fun to cooking as well as to gardening. Aside from your sense of humor, your soup and main dish recipes so often use ingredients I keep on hand. I love it when my husband walks in to see what’s cooking. You deserve great success.
You remind me of Mr. Rogers. (Won’t you be my neighbor?) Loved him, and your videos.
I’ve been making a similar carrot-orange-ginger soup for years, and it truly is “sunshine in a bowl”! Now I must try your sourdough boule…
This soup is amazing. Everybody loved it. I like the idea of using chilled coconut milk.
Looks amazing and great job on the video! Can’t wait to try this! By the way, love your blue 5 quart pot. What brand is it?
Meredith Hill says
I love your cooking videos! I am learning so many tips. Thank you so much, Kevin.
Oh this looks so yummy. Thanks for the step by step directions as well. Thanks for brightening my inbox.
Is your kitchen island reclaimed wood? In one of your videos could you do a show and tell of your island, so we can see the rest if it. Just got back from Costco with a huge bag of carrots and was very happy to see your video in my mailbox. Carrot soup in the works right now.
Thanks Kevin Lee.
Deborah Goodman says
Another wonderful video!! I’m planting what my 9 year old nephew calls a rainbow garden this year. In other words a very large heirloom garden with a ton of color. I can’t wait to try this soup with the many colors of carrots we will be planting. So far orange, yellow and purple are the colors we will be planting. I’d like to add red and white too but we will see. Heirlooms are so much fun ! That’s a lot of carrots and this is a wonderful way to get the kids to try all those colors plus something new in the veggie department. I’ll keep you posted on how purple carrot soup tastes. Should be interesting!!!!
Made this delicious soup but I added no cream. I’m always watching calories and my daughter is lactose intolerant. It was thick and wonderful. I love veggies so please create some more.
delicious soup. I was not able to use fresh ginger so just added some ground ginger. I couldn’t taste the ginger. How much ground ginger should I add. Love your recipes
I made this and it’s a winner! I forgot to add the cream (even though I bought it especially for the this recipe) and it was still fabulous! Ps, I like Shirly B’s comment … “cutest thing on two wheels” 🙂
This soup was really good, and I don’t think I’ve had anything like it. I’ll be making this again and again- thanks for the great recipe!