Carrot Soup with Coriander
Carrot Soup with Coriander recipe
peeled and diced,
Peel the carrots and cut crosswise into ½ inch pieces (about 5 to 6 cups).
Peel the potato and cut into small cubes (about 1½ cups).
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
When hot, add the onion and suate while stirring occasionally, until translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté while stirring until beginning to change color, 20 to 30 seconds.
Add the carrots, potatoes, and coriander and sauté, stirring a couple of times, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add te chicken broth, sugar and salt and, over medium heat bring to a simmer, lower the heat, cover partially and continue simmering until vegetables are soft when pierced with the point of a knife, about 20 to 25 minutes.
a food processor with its metal blade attached, or a blender, process the vegetables in small batches, with their broth, until a smooth purée (soup may be made ahead to this point; cover and refrigerate).
Return to the saucepan and add the milk and pepper to taste.
Place over medium heat and heat almost to a boil.
taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.
If too thick, add more milk.
Just before serving, stir in the sherry to your taste.
To serve: ladle into warm soup bowls.
Top each bowl with 1 to 2 spoonfuls sour cream and a generous sprinkling of chopped cilantro.