Sunday, January 31, 2010

Carmelize Onions and Carrot Ginger Soup

here are some easy steps to caramelize onions.

1. thinly slice 3 cups of onions.  in a large skillet heat 2 tbsps cooking oil over medium heat.  after oil is heated. add sliced onions, 2 tbsps sugar, and 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper.  reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring twice.

2. remove lid, and continue to cook uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes until desired color is reached.  anywhere from light tan to golden to deep brown.  do not cook past a mahogany color because the onions will be in danger of burning at that point.  transfer to a cool plate so the cooking process stops.

*serve over soups, with hamburgers, on pizza, omelette’s, you name it.
click here for recipe for carrot ginger soup with caramelized onions [as seen in top photo]

ginger-carrot soup

Rated : 
 by 1 person
Makes: 12 (3/4-cup) side-dish servings
Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 50 minutes 

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Ginger-Carrot Soup
cmtranfaglia says:
I have made this several times and love it! I don't particularly even like cooked carrots normally.......


  • 2  Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 3  cups thinly sliced onion
  • 2  Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/8  tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 8  carrots (about 1-1/4 lb.)
  • 1  sweet potato
  • 6  cups chicken broth
  • 1  cup half-and-half or light cream


1. For caramelized onions, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion, sugar, and pepper; reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Add ginger. Cook, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes more or until onion is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Divide in half.
2. Meanwhile, peel carrots and sweet potato and cut in 1-inch pieces. In large saucepan or Dutch oven combine broth, carrots, and sweet potato. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 40 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Add half of the caramelized onions. Puree until nearly smooth with handheld blender or process 2 cups at a time in a food processor. Add cream; heat through. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Top with remaining caramelized onions. Makes 12 (3/4-cup) side-dish servings.

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