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    Carrot Soup With Star Anise

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    Nana Lee's Note:

    Pre-peeled baby carrots make this soup super-easy. For a dramatic garnish, place a whole star anise atop each serving. Bon Appétit December 2005

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion, thyme, 3 star anise (SEE NOTE BELOW), bay leaves, and garlic.
    3. 3
      Sauté until onion softens, about 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add carrots and broth.
    5. 5
      Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 30 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove and discard thyme sprigs, star anise, and bay leaves.
    7. 7
      Working in small batches, puree soup in blender until very smooth; return to same pot.
    8. 8
      Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead.
    9. 9
      Cool slightly, cover, and chill.
    10. 10
      Rewarm over low heat before continuing.
    11. 11
      Finely grind remaining star anise in spice mill or coffee grinder.
    12. 12
      Ladle soup into bowls.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle with ground star anise.
    14. 14
      NOTE: Brown, star-shaped seedpods; available at some supermarkets, Asian markets, and specialty foods stores.

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    Nutritional Facts for Carrot Soup With Star Anise

    Serving Size: 1 (269 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 147.2
     
    Calories from Fat 62
    42%
    Total Fat 6.9 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 3.9 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 208.2 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.6 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 9.1 g
    36%
    Protein 4.6 g
    9%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh thyme sprigs

    star anise

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