I found a lovely carrot soup recipe. The carrot is paired up with fennel and star anise to bring a flavor of its own to the soup. This soup is worth a try. I haven’t really been a big fan of fennel and this soup is a great way to get acquainted with it. The distinct smell and taste does not overpower the other taste and therefore I loved the balance of star anise, carrot and fennel.
600-700 g carrot
250 g fennel
50 g butter
3 star anise
5 dl water
1/2 teaspoons salt
1. Peel and chop the carrots and onions. Chop the fennel. You may save the stem of the fennel for decorating.
2. melt the butter in a pan. Add the vegetables and the star anis and sweat them for approx. 5 minutes. Add the water so that the vegetables are covered and cook them so that they are soft, approx. 10 minutes.
3. Pick out the star anis and puree the vegetables. You may now add some of the stem of the fennel on top if you want for decoration.