I thought a bisque was just a smooth, creamy soup. But I just finished researching (and by reasearching I mean googling) and discovered that a bisque is defined as a smooth creamy soup made with shellfish. So this vegetarian-friendly starter really should have been named Bisque-esque.
But the photos were ready with its original name. And I was
Most of my other onion-based soups begin with a light caramelizing of the onions. But this version has the allium sauteed in bouillon. I thought that there would be a loss of flavor, but as you can see (and I could taste) it worked surprisingly well.
The original recipe suggests using your favorite non-dairy milk, but since I planned to pair the soup with grilled cheese, I went with real dairy ... skimmed evaporated milk to boost the richness a tad without adding more fat to an already rich lunch.
Creamy Carrot Bisque
adapted from Joy of Kosher
Yield: 2 servings