Friday, May 24, 2013
Fabulous Carrot Bisque
Carrots, bacon and mushrooms may make for strange bedfellows, but when properly combined they contribute to a downright delicious carrot bisque. You'll love every spoonful.
At a glance
6 cups chicken stock 5 slices bacon, chopped 1 1/2 lb. carrots, coarse chopped 1/2 cup green onions with tops, chopped 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, chopped 1 cup celery with leaves, chopped 1/8 tsp. dried thyme 1 bay leaf 1 cup half-and-half
Sauté bacon in heavy saucepan until crisp. Stir in vegetables. Stir frequently until wilted. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover, stir in chicken stock, thyme and bay leaf. Simmer covered for 1 hour. Remove from heat. Remove bay leaf. Purée soup in blender. Return to saucepan; add half and half. Reheat, but do not boil. Serve garnished with chopped green onions.
Ready in 30 min