How to make it

  • In deep skillet, start with medium heat and pour olive oil in, add onions and celery, sweat them for 10 minutes.
  • Add seasonings: salt, pepper(s), nutmeg, mace and cinnamon.
  • Add garlic and carrots and let cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add water, and chicken paste (the "Better than Bullion product" - see comments below for locations where to purchase - a must have for all kitchens) or bullion cubes.
  • Let come to a boil, then place on simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Soup's almost done, let it cool down prior to blending it to avoid splattering and burning yourself.
  • Take about a cup of the cooked mixture at a time along with some of the liquid and place into blender, turn blender on with top loose, blend mixture till creamy and smooth.
  • Pour this now into bowl and continue with blending up the rest of the cooked mixture.
  • Once done, if you wish a finer textured soup, pass through sieve. Though I do not mind a few little pieces of carrots here and there.
  • Put back into soup pot, taste-test soup, add salt or pepper if you think it needs it, etc, even add a little more water if you think it's too thick.
  • Melt the two tablespoons butter in soup and call your troops to the table.
  • To serve, place in bowls and sprinkle a little of the nutmeg on top and you are ready to go!
  • A dollop of sour cream is awesome as well (I know - no longer lactose free - but hey, I had to try!)

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  • suzalleogram 12 years ago
    Thanks for the bouillon tips
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  • jenniferbyrdez 12 years ago
    I'm not a big fan of carrots but this looks yummy even to me. Your right about that "Better that Bullion" stuff-love it. Thanks hon.
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  • divaliscious 12 years ago
    To buy "Better than Bullion" I usually find it at most grocery stores, it runs around $5 - and its so worth it. It comes in about 6 or seven flavors which you can find in upper scaled grocery stores such as Trader Joe's. I have also found the chicken, beef and vegetable flavors at Walmart which sold it for $3.50. Lastly, what the heck is this product? It's a super and I mean super condensed bullion but in paste form. I am sure you can also find it online.

    Great to add to all soups and sauces. Your dishes will really taste like they came from a great restaurant. In fact many restaurants use similar products.

    It also has less salt and more authentic flavorings than your good old fashioned Knox bullion cubes - believe me you!
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