Comfort food....oh today I need comfort food. I have no idea why curry gives me comfort. I am not Indian or Thai yet the aroma of curry and coconut has this way of making me feel hugged. I love to wake up the next morning still with the aroma of these two scents in my home.
I am sharing a wonderful soup that spells comfort out so well. C-o-m-f-o-r-t...try it and tell me if you feel the same way.....
Curried Carrot Coconut Soup
2 T butter
1 small onion (I like a sweet one)
2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
4 tsp curry powder or paste
1 tsp kosher salt, (not table salt!)
2 lb. organic carrots, chopped
4 C good chicken broth
2 cans (15 oz each) coconut milk
1/2 C plain yogurt, homemade preferably
1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Cook onion, garlic, curry powder, and salt until fragrant, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add carrots and broth and cook, covered, until very tender, about 12 minutes.
2. Puree soup until very smooth, using a blender and working in batches. Stir in coconut milk and heat until hot. Serve in bowls of soup with a dollop of the yogurt on top.
Breathe in the lovely smell of curry and coconut and r-e-l-a-x.......