I’ve really been enjoying soups lately as I pointed out in the post about the last Dorie Greenspan soup we made just a few weeks ago. This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (orange-scented lentil soup, p 90) was no exception. It was also something a little different to what I am used to making – I don’t often make lentil soup but this has made me re-evaluate that. Also – can I just say – ginger and orange is a fabulous combination – who knew?
With onions, celery, carrots and lentils as the base, this soup combines wonderfully flavourful orange peel, coriander, cloves and ginger for a little hint of the exotic in what might otherwise be a drab, boring soup.
I doubled the ginger and added a little more orange peel than the recipe called for for a lovely spicy, cirtusy note that intensified even more after a couple of days in the fridge.
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