Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Carrot Ginger Soup with Coconut Roasted Shrimp

Carrot and ginger are making their second combined appearance here on Lauren Living Locally. If you happen to be a regular reader, you'll remember this conversation where a fellow CSA loving neighbor and I dorked-out over veggies, farm shares and kale at a holiday party. This soup was for him and his growing family, after he and his wife welcomed a second precious baby girl with the fullest head of hair.

After we had our son earlier this year, he dropped off the most *SCRUMPTIOUS* beef stew, brimming with 18 hour braised root vegetables.  It was absolutely divine, and I am yet to produce a stew anywhere near as delicious, despite having literally the exact same ingredients at my disposal.  I love a cooking goal, and that stew is high on the target list. 

Hoping to return the post-baby meal delivery favor, I wanted to make a CSA-based meal that I knew he wouldn't make himself.  Using the shrimp from this Food & Wine recipe, and my take on a yummy flavor combination you have Lauren Living Locally's version of Carrot & Ginger Soup with Coconut Roasted Shrimp.  The samples tasted while prepping were yummy, and early reviews via text message were positive! 

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Coconut Roasted Shrimp 
  • 4 cups of cleaned and roughly chopped carrots
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 12 extra large shrimp, cleaned with tails on
  • 1.5 tablespoons of coconut shreds
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat
  • Add the onion and shallots, and saute until glistening
  • Add the tomato paste and ginger and stir to combine
  • Toss in the carrots, and cook for two minutes
  • Cover the entire contents with the stock, bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer over low heat cooking with the top on until the the carrots are tender (15-20 minutes depending on the chop of your carrots)
  • Blend with an immersion hand blender or transfer to a food processor
  • Once blended, return to the pot and stir in the coconut milk
  • Keep warm 
  • Meanwhile, toss the cleaned, tail on shrimp with the olive oil, salt and pepper, cayenne and shredded coconut
  • Line a tray with parchment paper, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 7-9 minutes until pink
  • Serve the soup topped with the coconut shrimp and a side of chunky bread
Soup en route 


  1. The soup was out-of-this-world! And I can't say enough about the shrimp - they were succulent and delicious and went great with the soup.

  2. 3 Researches SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    This means that you actually get rid of fat by consuming coconut fats (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!


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