Jamaican Carrot Soup Recipe

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Jamaican Carrot Soup
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  1. MAKE THE SOUP: Melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the carrots and onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and golden, about 30 minutes. Add the scallions, Scotch bonnet, soy sauce, thyme, ginger, cumin, allspice and nutmeg and stir until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add the stock, potato and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the potato is tender, about 25 minutes.
  2. Remove the soup from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes, then remove the bay leaf. Puree the soup in batches in a blender and return it to the saucepan. Season the soup with the lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  3. MAKE THE PEAR RELISH: In a medium bowl, toss the pears with the lemon juice. Fold in the parsley, allspice and nutmeg. Chill the relish.
  4. MAKE THE PLANTAIN CHIPS: Peel the plantain and thinly slice it on the diagonal. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. Add half of the plantain slices and fry over moderate heat until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels while you fry the rest. Season with salt just before serving.
  5. Reheat the soup. Ladle into shallow bowls and garnish with the cold pear relish. Serve with plantain chips.
  6. Make Ahead: The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and the pear relish for 1 day. The plantains can be fried early in the day; reheat them in the oven.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 233.06 Kcal (976 kJ)
Calories from fat 65.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.25g 11%
Cholesterol 19.59mg 7%
Sodium 311.31mg 13%
Potassium 766.51mg 16%
Total Carbs 37.16g 12%
Sugars 18.35g 73%
Dietary Fiber 6.33g 25%
Protein 6.39g 13%
Vitamin C 19.9mg 33%
Vitamin A 1mg 33%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 59.6mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 60.88 Kcal (255 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.89g 11%
Cholesterol 5.12mg 7%
Sodium 81.32mg 13%
Potassium 200.22mg 16%
Total Carbs 9.71g 12%
Sugars 4.79g 73%
Dietary Fiber 1.65g 25%
Protein 1.67g 13%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 33%
Iron 0.2mg 4%
Calcium 15.6mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.5
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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