The aromatic flavor of ginger pairs impeccably with the earthy goodness of carrots, onions and herbs to create an exceptional consomme.

Carrot Consomme
 
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Recipe type: Consomme
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds carrots; peeled
  • 1 large white onion; unpeeled
  • 1 clove
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (2" long); halved lengthwise
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 Quarts cold water
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot over very low heat. Simmer for 3 hours. Remove from heat and cool for 1 hour.
  2. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the vegetables and reserve the broth.
  3. The broth will keep up to 1 week in the refrigerator. It can be frozen for up to 2 months.
  4. This recipe yields 8 one-cup servings.
Notes
Per serving: 97 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (4% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 93mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : Recipe from "A Well-Seasoned Appetite: Recipes from an American Kitchen" by Molly O'Neill (Viking, 1995)

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