An exceptional treat, Irish Carrot Soup offers incredible flavors with impeccable taste. Enjoy this at the start of a fine dinner or have it a warming lunch with crusty bread.
Irish Carrot Soup

Irish Carrot Soup
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 6
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 large white or Spanish onion, chopped coarsely
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 Cups of chicken stock or broth
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 Cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • minced fresh parsley or 6 whole sprigs for garnish
  1. Prepare all the vegetables and other ingredients.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, and cloves, and cook until the onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes
  4. Add 3 1/2 cups of the stock or broth, cover, and simmer, stirring frequently until the carrots are very soft, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the cloves from the stock/broth and discard.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor in batches and process until smooth.
  7. Return to the same saucepan and stir in the lemon juice and sugar.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and, if needed, thin with the remaining 1/2 cup stock or broth. Cook for another five minutes to simmer.
  9. Serve in bowls with a drizzle of cream.
  10. Sprinkle with minced parsley or place a sprig in the center of the cream.


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