Friday, November 18, 2011

Kitchen Sink Smokey Carrot Soup

I wanted to make dinner for my housemate who had just returned from a week long trip and I didn't feel like going to the grocery store. I managed to rummage up enough for a yummy little salad and made up this soup which turned out to be incredibly yummy!

Saute 4 pieces of bacon, cut up in small pieces
when the bacon is almost cooked through, slice and saute until soft 1 lg onion
caramelize with 2 TBS sherry
add
3 cloves garlic crushed
2 small stalks celery, sliced
1/4 tsp ea oregano, thyme, basil, savory,
1 TBS smoked paprika
chili to taste
5 carrots thinly sliced
1 lrg sweet potato, cubed
a red or yellow, grilled skinned pepper (I used the smoked bottled kind from TJ's)
water or broth to cover veggies

cook until soft...

cool some (hint: your blender might explode if it's too hot and you'll have a huge orange mess on your hands - and only fill it up about 3/4 full at one time)

puree all with a few artichoke hearts until smooth and creamy

smoked salt and cracked pepper to taste

top with goat cheese sprinkles and garnish w fresh parsley

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