If you are one of the people who love carrots and especially kumquat or would like to try a combination of both, then this recipe is for you. The mixture of flavors between the carrot with one of the smallest citrus fruits, kumquat, is undoubtedly fantastic.
This soup is a balance between kumquats and one of the most used vegetables globally, the carrot.
Thanks to the vitamins and nutrients contained in the two main ingredients, this soup becomes addictive through its flavor. But also it provides us with tangible benefits to have energy in your daily walk, being excellent to accompany your breakfasts and lunches.
Requirements and procedure for kumquat soup with carrot
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 small white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 6 kumquats
- 6 large carrots
- 33 oz of chicken or vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
Basic utensils to use:
- Medium pot
- Spoon or wooden pallet
- Chopping knife
- Chopping board
- Frying pan
Step by step to prepare the soup
Now, already having each of these ingredients, let’s move on to the second stage, the preparation; we will organise everything you have to do, so pay attention.
Step 1: Melt and sauté
In a large pot, you will melt the butter, chop the onion into squares, crush the garlic, and pour it into the melted butter so that they are sautéed over low heat.
Step 2: Clean the kumquats
Wash the kumquats with plenty of water, cut them into thin slices (peel and pulp), and remove all their seeds.
Step 3: Peel the carrots
In the same way, you will cut the carrots without peeling them. Also, remember to wash the carrots well.
Step 4: Integrate the ingredients
Then add all the ingredients to the pot, and we will cook it for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Cooking the soup
Add the chicken broth or vegetable broth. The selection of the broth will depend on the taste of each person. Let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
Step 6: Blend and season
Blend the mixture and season to our liking with salt and pepper.
Step 7: Spray the fennel
In a hot pan, we toast the fennel seeds, then spray them in a mortar or introduce them into a piece of fabric and, with a stone, crush them until you spray it as much as possible.
This step is optional. It is only intended to give a different consistency when serving the dish, so don’t worry about it if you don’t have fennel.
Step 8: Serve and taste
Serve the hot cream accompanied by the Kumquat slices and sprinkle it with the powdered fennel seed.
Frequently asked questions
Is kumquat soup harmful in excess?
It is a soup high in fiber and other nutrients that benefit us. However, for people who have diabetes and who are under treatment, it is advisable to consume it sporadically since both carrots and kumquat have a high sugar content, which aggravates the situation of diabetics if they consume the soup in excess.
Can I replace chicken or vegetable broth with any other liquid?
Chicken or vegetable broth adds a little more flavor and thickness to the soup, but you can use water if you do not have any of these broths. Then follow each step to the letter, although it is advisable to put a little more salt if you make the soup with water.
What benefits does kumquat soup with carrot bring to the human body?
First of all, I would like to mention that we have an article entirely dedicated to the benefits of kumquats, and having said that, let’s answer the question.
Every ingredient contained in this soup is full of properties and vitamins. For example, the carrot includes a wide variety of B vitamins. It is also high in fiber, so it helps us prevent constipation and acts with a natural diuretic effect.
Kumquat provides us with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, which helps us activate our immune system further, thus preventing some diseases, viruses and general discomforts, among many other factors that benefit our health.