Trick: a spider’s web sits in your soup!
Cute and a healthy: Treat!
Otherwise known as Curried carrot soup, we like to serve this soup extra spooky for Halloween, making a spider’s web with some creme fraiche and a black lava salt-spider. BOO!
Serve as a warming bowl of soup for a pre-trick-or-treat dinner, or as spooky shots for all the boys and gouls.
a generous pat of butter
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, freshly toasted and ground
½ teaspoon turmeric
½-inch piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
4 celery spears, roughly chopped
1 pound carrots, roughly chopped
1 quart chicken stock
curry powder, to taste
1 cup crème fraîche
black salt, for garnish (or 1 bunch cilantro, chopped, for an un-spooky day)
Heat the butter in a nice soup pot and add the onions. Allow to sweat on medium heat for a few minutes, and add the spices. Once all is fragrant, add the carrots and celery. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and sweat for at least 10 minutes.
Add the stock - you’ll need enough to cover the veggies plus an inch or so, to make blending easy. Heat through and then safely blend the soup (in batches if you need to). Return to the pot, season with salt and curry powder to taste. To calm the spices and make the soup rich, stir in about half a cup of the crème fraîche.
To serve, ladle the soup into bowls or small glasses. Put the remaining crème fraîche into a squeezy-bottle and make concentric circles into the soup. Using a pointy knife, draw rays from the center of the soup to the edges: that will make your "web." For the spider, sprinkle a little of the black salt on the web. Spooky and delicious!