S.S.O. Summer soup by Abigail Reynolds

  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced thin (about 4 cups)
  • 2 1/2 cups broth (chicken or vegetarian)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 
  • ice water for thinning soup
  • trimmed scallions for garnish (optional)

In a large heavy saucepan cook chopped scallion, onion, and gingerroot in butter with curry powder and salt and pepper to taste over moderately low heat until softened and add carrots and broth. Simmer mixture, covered, 20 minutes, or until carrots are very soft.
In a blender purée mixture in batches with coconut milk until very smooth, transferring as puréed to a bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon lime juice and chill soup at least 6 hour or overnight.
Thin soup with ice water and season with additional lime juice and salt and pepper.
Garnish soup with trimmed scallions.

Abigail Reynold's latest book, Mr. Darcy's Noble Connections is available in stores. I've read it, and it's fabulous! She's also written quite a few books featuring the beloved Elizabeth Bennett and the heart-stopping Mr. Darcy. Check out her website for more information. http://www.pemberleyvariations.com/