The inspiration for this soup came pretty much from the fact that I didn't feel like going to the store on a cold rainy Sunday. My sister gave me one of the last bags from her CSA this year. There were some beautiful carrots and leeks in there, so I decided to make them into soup. The soup came out great. Silky smooth, super savory, warming, and comforting on that cold afternoon.
Stars of the show.
Vodka soda - essential, but not in the soup.
Leeks and onions cooked down till almost brown.
These are just what my friend had around, you can use all, some or none of these spices.
After the carrots went stock and water and this simmered for awhile. Blend, then finish with some cream and Parmesan.
Lorraine had some biscuits we ate with the soup.
Perfect for a cold afternoon.
6 small/medium leeks 8 HUGE carrots 1 onion 4 cloves garlic half stick butter 1/2 cup parm 1/2 cup cream 1 box stock 2 Bay Leaves Optional pinch of one or more of the following: Ginger Clove Nutmeg Paprika Sage
Cook the leek and onions in the butter until they darken and are on the verge of browning, but not quite there yet. Next goes garlic, the spices, and then 2 minutes later the carrots. Cook about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the box of stock, then fill the box with water and add that. Simmer about 45 minutes, puree, and add cheese and cream.