Okay – so the first thing I have to say is: this soup is delicious.
It’s beyond easy, and is very tasty. The sweetness of the carrots works with the Patak’s Hot Curry paste, and makes for a really satisfying soup.
Whether it’s a lunch, a starter, or a dinner – I’m thinking this soup is a winner.
What is NOT a winner? My soup decorating skills.
They fail. Bigtime.
The group of Patak’s Ambassadors were challenged to make our September meals a bit “Halloweeny”. I scoffed. I’ll just put a little “decor” on top of my soup. It’ll be awesome.
Like this cat made of chives.
Errrm… or… does it even look like a cat? It looks furious, whatever it is.
Then I put sour cream into a bag and cut off the tip.
Annnddd… voila! A broken-legged spider.
You’re terrified, right?
Give him some chives… and then…. weep.
It turns out I am just no good at playing with my food, guys. Ugh. I need to take a cake decorating class or maybe buy some fake spiders and chuck them on top of my soup.
But until then, I still have a recipe to share. A really good one.
- 1 tetra pack (900 ml) of vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Patak's Hot Curry Paste
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 6 medium carrots, peeled and thinly chopped
- 1 pinch of kosher salt
- Sour cream and chives to garnish
- In a large saucepan, heat the oil and paste over medium heat until fragrant
- Add onions and carrots and saute for 5 minutes until getting soft
- Add stock and simmer for 20 minutes or until carrots are easily pierced by a fork
- Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until desired consistency
- Garnish as desired with sour cream and chives
This simple soup is a crowd pleaser, and doesn’t use many ingredients. If you are like me, and often buy a bag of carrots and then think, “How am I going to use these babies up?” keep this recipe in your back pocket. It’s a great “crisper-clearer”.
And if you figure out how to garnish it in a spooky way, let me know. Just no sour cream in baggies, please!
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I am part of the Patak’s Canada ambassador program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Marci @ Rainbow Nest
Please don’t be so hard on yourself, your soup styling far exceeds anyones expectations. The soup looks and sounds delicious and thats the really important thing. Thanks for your honesty in the post and pictures.
Oh Marci, that’s such a nice comment. And you’re right, I don’t typically style my soup for my family. And I don’t know if I ever will. 😉