spicy carrot purée
crema piccante di carote
TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes
MAKES: 4 servings
Spiced to your taste, this simple carrot soup is a perfect meal anytime.
1 3/4 pounds carrots, peeled, cut crosswise into ½-inch pieces
1 medium potato (⅓ pound), peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
Fine sea salt
Red pepper flakes
Fresh marjoram leaves for garnish
Thin crackers for serving
In a medium saucepan, bring 5 cups water just to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine carrots, potato, shallot, oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (per your heat preference); cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Add boiled water. Return liquid to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; cook, covered, until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes.
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