Carrot and star anise soup

Thu, Jan 10, 2019, 15:27

  • Serves: 6
  • Cooking Time: 60 mins
  • Course: Starter
  • Cuisine: Fusion


  • Ingredients
  • 50g butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 850g carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 80ml hot stock
  • 100ml cream
  • Sea salt & black pepper


Melt the butter in a heavy based pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for 5-10 minutes, until soft.

Add the thyme, star anise and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes, ensuring the garlic doesn’t burn.

Add the carrots and hot stock. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the carrots are tender.

Remove the thyme sprigs and star anise. Purée the soup till smooth. Stir through the cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.