Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Soup Season: Carrot Peanut



I know this photo is weird, but I liked the colors. Don't get any ideas.


I love making soup. They are always best made with homemade stock, but that isn't always happening in my kitchen, so when the chicken stock supply is low, I buy the Swanson's Natural Goodness chicken stock in a box. It is pretty decent.

I usually double a recipe, so I can freeze some to have on a cold winter night, or when you are under the weather and wishing for some soup goodness. When you open that freezer, it's like having money in the bank (not in the stock market, get it?).

Today I made my first fall soup. It is in my top 10 favorite soups that I make. It is carrot peanut. Don't be afraid of the addition of peanut butter, I promise this is a soup you will love, and kids seem to like it too.

Stacey Snacks Carrot Peanut Soup:

~ 1 onion, chopped
~8 carrots, peeled and sliced
~2 cloves garlic, chopped
~ 1 tbsp butter
~ 1 tbsp olive oil
~ 3 1/2 cups of chicken stock
~ dash of Tabasco
~ dash of nutmeg
~ 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
~ 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter


Saute onion, carrots and garlic in butter/olive oil in a heavy pot, until onions are translucent. Add stock and rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer. Simmer about 20 minutes until carrots are nice and soft.
Puree in a blender.
Garnish with chopped peanuts and fresh parsley.

~ Note: I usually use a hand immersion blender, which is the greatest thing ever invented, but for some reason, this soup with the carrots is better pureed in a blender.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Interesting soup! I will have to try it. I love Swansons natural broth and also Trader Joe's. They don't hav ethe yucky MSG.

Let me know more about the cupcakes. They are beautiful and I'd be happy to do whatever I can.

RecipeGirl said...

'hand immersion blender' is on my Christmas list :)

This looks great. I actually was just looking at a carrot/pb recipe yesterday so it doesn't sound too odd to me.

Maria said...

I love my immersion blender. It is a great tool to have around. The soup looks great and I love the cupcakes below!

Giff said...

wow, never would have thought to do something like this. neat!

it's soup weather isn't it? I made one last night with some smoked ham hocks. Going to have to try this I think.

The Blonde Duck said...

Stacey,

Love the soup and adore the cupcakes below! That icing job is darling!

kat said...

I like African peanut soup so this sounds interesting to me too

Yasmeen said...

Nutritious soup with garlic it gotta be good:)

Pam said...

I've never had this type of soup. It sounds so interesting and tasty. The photos are great!

hot garlic said...

I TRIED not to get any ideas about the picture, but I did. And they made me giggle and blush.

The soup looks incredible! So warm and comforting. Even though it is warming up, the last few days have been cold and this soup would be PERFECT!

Thanks for your comments!

Erik said...

What a great idea to pair peanut butter with carrots! I need to try this next!

Alexa said...

Peanut soups are a favorite of ours. We usually eat the leftovers over brown rice the next day for lunch. This one looks so delicious.

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