Thai Carrot and Peanut soup

A simple healthy soup that has spice and sweetness to it. You can adjust the spice to suit your taste.

1 1/2 pounds of carrots

1/2 white onion

3 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of thai garlic chilli paste

2 cups of stock

1/3 cup of smooth peanut butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large sautee pan with some olive oil and put in the onion sliced along with the minced garlic cloves and sautee for 2 min. Then chop the carrots into half inch pieces and place them into the pan along with 1 tablespoon of the chilli paste and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sautee for another 5 min make sure not to burn the onions and garlic.

Then put the stock into the pan cover and simmer for 30 min. Once the carrots have become tender transfer everything into a blender and puree untill smooth. Add another tablespoin of the chilli paste and peanut butter and blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm topped with shredded basil on top.