Carrot-Coconut Soup

Of all the soups I make this is my number one favourite. This recipe is wonderful to serve to friends and family when you want something impressive, completely different and absolutely delicious. The recipe is beautifully spicy but you can easily adjust this by the amount of red curry paste you use. The recipe is easily adapted for vegetarians. Simply replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock.

Carrot-Coconut Soup
: Asian
Cuisine: lunch or dinner
: 4
This soup recipe is easy and quick to make. It has just a few ingredients and the coconut milk and red curry paste called for in this recipe is generally available in the Asian Foods section of most supermarkets.
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 generous pound of peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 2 cups home-made chicken stock (or best quality low-sodium chicken broth)
  • 1 13.5 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • fresh cilantro or flat leaf parsley for garnish
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots and onion, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, for about 10 minutes
  3. Add red curry paste and continue stirring occasionally for another ten minutes until vegetables are softened.
  4. Stir in broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are very soft and liquid is slightly reduced, 40 - 45 minutes.
  5. Let soup cool slightly, the puree with a hand-held blender until smooth.
  6. Check your seasoning and add salt and pepper if necessary
  7. Divide soup among soup bowls and garnish with cilantro of parsley.
  8. DO AHEAD; Soup can be made 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.





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5 Responses to Carrot-Coconut Soup

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  2. Jo Nell Huff says:

    I don’t know why I never comment on Mrs. Butterfingers’ site but always comment on yours. I like that you say this is “respectfully easy!” Will get the ingredients the next time I shop.

    • admin says:

      Jo Nell, dear friend. This is one of those recipes that are easy on the cook, but present as if you had spent hours in the kitchen. it has a rather sophisticated presentation. Sure to impress one’s guests at the dinner table.

  3. I happen to have all the ingredients for this delicious sounding soup. Can’t wait to give the simple recipe a try.

    • admin says:

      Karen, don’t you just love it when you read a recipe and realize you have the ingredients to hand. This is quite a spectacular tasting soup. Back in the days when we had our French restaurant I would have put this on our menu. It is a soup with a flavour that has what I call “come back for more”. Once is simply not enough. Bon Appetit, Virginia

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