Carrot & Clementine Soup
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25-30 mins
Clementines are just darling with carrots in this warming wintry soup, with smoked paprika adding a seasonal splash of red.
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 onion
  • 4 carrots
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 3 clementines
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • A couple of pinches of smoked paprika
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 700ml boiling water
You'll need
  • Pan with a lid
  • Measuring jug
  • Blender or hand-held blender
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Add 2 tsp coriander seeds to a pan. Toast them over a medium heat, shaking the pan, for 2-3 mins till the seeds smell aromatic. Tip into a bowl and set aside.

  • 2.

    Prepare the veg: peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and finely chop the carrots. Peel and grate the ginger. Warm the pan you toasted the coriander seeds in for 1 min, then add 1 tbsp oil and the onion, carrots and ginger. Season. Cover and sweat over a low heat for 10 mins till the veg start to soften.

  • 3.

    Cut the clementines in half (no need to peel). Slice 2 thin slices off one half and set them aside for garnishing later on. Juice the clementines, keeping the juiced fruit halves. Add the juice and juiced halves to the veg. Crumble in the stock cube. Add the toasted coriander seeds and a small pinch of smoked paprika. Pour in 700ml boiling water. Cover and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 15 mins.

  • 4.

    Fish out the clementine halves. Blitz the soup in a blender, or use a handheld blender. Taste and season if it needs it. Serve in warm bowls garnished with the clementine slices and a pinch of paprika.