Gluten Free Carrot and Ginger Bisque

Menu Part: 
Soup
Cuisine Type: 
American

This rich, creamy soup is made with an array of ingredients that tantalize the taste buds and warm the soul. Served with a variety of vegetables and spices, you’ll fill the air with delightful aromas that are sure to please.

Ingredients

4 oz. blended oil
4 large onions
½ cup RC Chopped Garlic in Oil
12 lbs. carrots rough cut with skin left on
6 lbs. cubed butternut squash
1½ gallons prepared RC Healthy Foundations™ Gluten-Free Chicken Base
½ gallon orange juice
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup RC Ginger Puree
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground thyme
RC Orange Extract to taste
(yield – 2½ gallons)

Steps

  1. In a heavy gage soup pot, heat blended oil and chopped onions then brown slightly.
  2. Add RC Chopped Garlic in Oil and sauté until aromatic.
  3. Add carrots, butternut squash prepared RC Healthy Foundations™ Gluten-Free Chicken Base, orange juice & bay leaves.
  4. Cook mixture covered until carrots & squash are tender enough to puree.
  5. Puree soup and add rest of ingredients.
  6. Finish seasoning with RC Orange Extract.

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