The weather here has been super unpredictable lately. All day yesterday it varied between a gentle sprinkling of water to "holy crap, do we need to start building an ark?" downpours.
This is definitely soup weather.
One of my all time favourite soups is this asian-inspired carrot puree soup with an extra bite of chili and the creamy sweetness of coconut milk. Very yummy, but also a cinch to whip up in about 30 - 35 minutes. It's also vegan! So you vegans out there can also enjoy this fantastic soup without modifications.
Because it's so tasty, simple and quick, it's my go-to soup. It's also being made because I spent the ENTIRE weekend (yes, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday) making a special cake for my husband to take to his office, but I'll post about that later when I get some better pictures.
What you'll need
What to do
Easiest instructions ever: Peel and chop all your vegetables and boil with bouillon cubes until tender. Blend until smooth and add chili/sambal, coconut milk, lemon juice and zest and add salt and pepper to taste. Eat.
Seriously. That's it. Some like it hot. Some like it mild. Adjust the chili to your personal taste. Personally, I like it pleasantly in the middle of mild and burn your face off. I have a friend who isn't satisfied until all food is hot enough to liquify your insidey parts. Whatever your preference, I suggest using the sambal oelek over fresh chili. It's a chili pasta found in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia and contains a wide range of ingredients to give a great punch of flavour together with the heat.
For measurements and instructions, get the full recipe here.
For an informative guide to soups and their different types, you can check out a previous post by clicking here.
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Until next time, stay dry and happy eating!
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!