Friday, 8 February 2013

Sun in a bowl

The Gentleman is sick. The most horrendous of the ailments has been reaping its fruits and there's no end to his suffering. Thanks to the recent developments in the modern medicine there's hope he'll get through this without the long-term loss of any of his vital functions. But it is true that this dreadful disease has caused the fall of many more brave men at their peak than, say, the battlefields. And only a man knows that period cramps and labour pains have nothing on this crippling agony. Yes, the feared man flu (namely its most virulent and feared form Influeza Gentlemansiansis Andalusiensis) has claimed another victim.

Andalusian sun and the vitamins and vitality it provides are just what the doctor orders. In a bowl. And since there's no shortage of oranges around here (we have a tree in the garden), I combined them with equally sunny carrots and ginger. By taking the amount of garlic, ginger and chilli up a notch this soup will also make you sweat worse than the Andalusian sun...

Serves 4

1 heaped tsp garlic
1 heaped teaspoon grated ginger
1 tsp chopped chillis
1 large onion
3/4 kg carrots
juice of one orange (appr. 1 dl)
8 dl chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
dash of soy sauce
appr. half a can of coconut milk (appr. 2 dl)

Greek yogurt

Heat some oil in a pan. Add garlic, chilli and ginger. Add diced onion and let everything sweat a bit. Add diced carrots and the orange juice. Let the carrots soften a bit and then add the stock. Let it cook until carrots are cooked.

Blizz the soup in a blender and pour back into the pan. Add the coconut milk and soy sauce. If  the consistency is too thick, add some more water/ stock/ coconut milk or orange juice. Let boil for about 5 minutes so that all the flavours come together.

Serve the soup with yoghurt.

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