With a year-round carrot embargo, Bermuda-grown carrots are the only fresh ones available on the island. Leeks enjoy the same soil-enriching goodness and season, as does the famous Bermuda onion. A happy marriage of flavours.

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 oz butter
  • 1 large Bermuda, or other sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 large leeks halved, sliced and well-washed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp of curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • juice of 2 large oranges and the zest of 1
  • 4 cups good chicken broth
  • 1 lb carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Method:
  • In a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients, saut√© the onion, leeks and garlic in butter until just wilted. Add the curry, ginger and sugar, and stir for a minute. Add the juice, zest and broth and bring to a boil. Add the carrots and simmer until softened. Pure√© in a food processor or blender to desired smoothness. Thin, if necessary, with a little heavy cream. Serve cold (or hot) garnished with a thin slice of orange.