Carrot Ginger Soup from Boma -- Flavors of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

This recipe is for a soup served at Boma -- The Flavors of Africa, a buffet-style dining room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The liquid is an interesting melange of carrots, ginger, cream and cheese. The thickening agent is a classic, lightly cooked roux. Rouxs are mixtures of fat and flour that add body and flavor to many foods.


Yield: 8 servings.

Ingredients:

2 cups chunky-cut carrots
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
1 1/2 Tblsp ground ginger
1 cup each: heavy cream and milk
2 cups sliced or shredded American cheese

Roux:

1/4 cup butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup flour


Instructions:

1. To make a roux, melt the butter in a small saucepot, slowly add the flour to make a paste. Cook until incorporated. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. In pot, cook carrots in water, sugar and ginger. Let simmer until carrots are soft. Using a food processor or blender, puree carrot mixture until smooth.

3. Add heavy cream, milk and roux. Cook until soup is hot and slightly thick. Add American cheese and let simmer until cheese melts. Adjust seasonings as needed.

About the restaurant:

Boma -- The Flavors of Africa, is a buffet-style dining room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Boma features a variety of meats, fish and vegetarian items based on African dishes. It is adventurous in scope with brilliant flavors.

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