Friday, January 13, 2012
deb's carrot miso soup
My obsession with our giant food processor continues. With it, I made carrot soup with miso and sesame. This was one of the easiest meals I have ever made, and had such a huge flavor payoff. I can see it becoming an instant classic in my kitchen.
And I barely chopped anything. I sometimes dread the prepwork associated with a recipe like this. Chopping onions makes me me cry. A lot. I have to leave the room after just a few seconds. And our knife situation is not ideal (although it is infinitely better thanks to Peter, who came to visit and saw me cooking and prepping everything with a paring knife). None of that matters now that I have my food processor. It chopped the onion, garlic, and carrots in like, two seconds. And I didn't bother to peel the carrots, I just washed them well.
The one change I made to Deb's recipe was to add tahini, about a half cup, at the end when the miso is being mixed into the soup. It was, after all the 'sesame' in the post's title that piqued my interest, and I was surprised to see it only as a garnish. The toasted sesame oil was delicious on top, but if you're sesame obsessed like me and have a jar of tahini hanging out in your fridge, why not add some to the soup?
Mine isn't as pretty because I forgot about the scallions. But it was tasty and warm and the perfect thing to eat while watching a new episode of Shameless.