A delicious recipe for the winter!

Hello Everyone!  I’m Angelee, the Chef at the Antlers at Vail!

This winter has been great in Vail, but as usual, we are  praying for more snow!  When it is cold outside, I have the perfect recipe to warm up you and your family that is healthy, easy and delicious!  Serve this satisfying soup with a nice salad and some warm bread for the perfect winter dinner!  Pair with a nice Chardonnay to complete the meal!

Purée of Carrot Soup

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 leek, sliced (white part only)

1 shallot, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

6 large carrots peeled and chopped
2.5 cups chicken stock, or enough to cover

Salt and Pepper to taste

Pinch of Chinese 5-Spice (or if you don’t have any, use a pinch of cinnamon)
1/2 cup heavy cream

Croutons and green part of scallion to garnish

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, shallot and garlic.  Cook over a low heat until soft, without browning. Add a pinch of salt.  Add the chopped carrots, stir and then add the chicken stock.

Bring to a boil and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes. Purée the soup with a hand blender until smooth or mix carefully in a blender. Season the soup with salt, pinch of Chinese 5-Spice and finish with heavy cream.  Garnish with croutons and scallions.  Enjoy!!