I had some coriander left over from a curry and as I've always wanted to make carrot and coriander soup (and TRY it!) that's what I did! So, here's my first recipe...it's based on one of the recipes on the BBC Food website but adapted for 2 people and I added my own little twist...... mainly as I also wanted to use up the half of lime. Unfortunately, my boyfriend didn't enjoy it as said he doesn't like the taste of coriander but I thought it was pretty damn tasty even if I do say so myself, so don't let that put you off!
Carrot & Coriander Soup (Serves 2)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
5 big carrots, peeled and sliced (sorry I don't know the exact weight...am really missing my scales!)
2/3 oz (55g) fresh coriander, chopped
1/2 lime, juice only
400ml (14 oz) hot chicken stock (vegetarians can use vegetable stock)
100ml (3 0z) cream
salt and black pepper
Fry the onions and garlic in the olive oil when oil is hot, until onions and garlic are softened(2-3mins).
Add the carrots and coriander and lime juice and cook for five minutes.
Add the stock and simmer for five minutes.
Add salt and pepper to season, then blend in a blender or with a hand blender till smooth.
Add the cream and reheat but do not boil.
Easy peasy! Serve with slice of crusty bread and enjoy a perfect winter meal, great for warming you up on those cold nights!