Winter carrot soup
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Tam West
The addition of fresh thyme in this soup is the star. The thyme adds an interesting flavour and counteracts the sweetness of carrots.
- Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat. Add the leek, cover the pan and cook until it begins to soften, about 10 minutes.
- Add the carrots and thyme leaves with the vegetable stock. Season with sea salt flakes and black pepper. Cover and simmer until the carrots are very tender, 25-30 minutes.
- Remove soup from the heat and leave to cool a little before blending to a puree.
- Return the carrot soup to the saucepan and heat. Ladle into warmed soup bowls and drizzle a little cream over each bowl of soup.
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