Carrot Soup with Coriander

Carrot Soup with Coriander Category Chicken 
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2 lb Carrots

1 Potato

3 oz Unsalted butter

1 sm Onion, peeled and diced

1 tb Chopped garlic

1 t Ground coriander

4 c Chicken broth

1/2 ts Sugar

1/4 ts Salt

2 c Milk

Freshly ground black pepper 2 tb Dry sherry (or 3)

1/2 c Sour cream

1/4 c Chopped fresh cilantro

Peel the carrots and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces (about 5-6 cups). Peel the potato and cut into small cubes (about 1 1/2 cups). In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. When hot, add the onion and suate while stirring occasionally, until translucent, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and saute while stirring until beginning to change color, 20-30 seconds. Add the carrots, potatoes, and coriander and saute, stirring a couple of times, for about 2-3 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 20-25 minutes.a food processor with its metal blade attached, or a blender, process the vegetables in small batches, with their broth, until a smooth puree (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 1-2 spoonfuls sour cream and a generous sprinkling of chopped cilantro. Submitted By RHOMMEL <RHOMMEL@IX.NETCOM.COM> On WED, 15 NOV 1995 172444 ~0500

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