Soup: Carrot, Janice Miller's - dairy

Posted by : Karen Selwyn

This recipe is taken from a Passover cookbook called LET MY PEOPLE EAT! 
The article which accompanies the recipe particularly praises this
cookbook as a sourcebook for people making their first seder.  The
article says, "Like any loving, interfering relative, the book offers
opinions on the best Haggadah to use and where to buy the wine cup for
Elijah.  The book is organized into menus and shopping lists and
preparation times are given."

Karen Selwyn

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Janice Miller's Carrot Soup

Serves 8-10

4 ounces (1 stick) butter
6 cups coarsely grated carrots (about 2 pounds)
2 large cloves garlic, sliced
4 shallots, sliced
4 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, 
  OR 2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
2 tablespoons pareve chicken soup granules (see Note)
6 cups water
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Note: Pareve chicken soup granules are made with tapioca starch and
seasonings and include no actual chicken. Look for them in the kosher
section of your supermarket.

Melt butter in bottom of large stock pot over medium-low heat. Add
carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring with a
wooden spoon now and then, until carrots turn light orange. Be sure
carrots don't brown.

Add garlic and shallots. Cook 3-5 minutes more. Add thyme, potatoes,
soup granules and water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are
soft. Remove from heat and allow soup to rest, uncovered, for 15-20
minutes.

Strain liquid from vegetables into large bowl. Puree vegetables in
batches using a food processor, food mill or blender. Return pureed
vegetables and liquid to soup pot. Add lemon juice. Add half-and-half or
cream and season with salt and pepper. If soup looks too thick, add
a little more water.

Original source: LET MY PEOPLE EAT!
                 Zell Schulman

Current source: "Passover gets an update in helpful book"
                 Beverly Bundy
                 FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM (on-line edition), 4/7/98

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