Creamy Carrot Ginger Beer Soup

20 Jan

Houses Lannister, Baelish, Mormont, Bolton, Stark, Sand, Asshai, Tyrell and Tarth came together last weekend to discover who killed Daenerys Targaryen. Ok, don’t freak out: this is a spoiler-free post! My friends and I put on a murder mystery Game of Thrones dinner party and it was a BLAST. The murder mystery we used is clearly not in line with the actual story progression of Game of Thrones, which made for an interesting twist as we navigated through our given personae and clues.

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We ate tons of delicious food: ALL the chickens (for the meat-eaters), roasted maple squash, jalapeno poppers, flayed potato skins and mashed potatoes, carrot ginger soup, Sansa’s lemon cakes, and even House Sigil cookies! The drinks flowed freely as well, including White Walkers, Dornish Mulled Wine, and a homebrew Chris and I made called “Valar Mozugon,” which means “All men must drink” in High Valyrian. And in true Game of Thrones fashion, we pointed blame at the would-be “murderers,” dealt with Jon Snow’s descriptions of The Wall, and even prevented Sansa and Ramsay from killing each other!

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My character was Brienne of Tarth. If you’re not familiar with murder mystery parties, each attendee is assigned to be a character within the story, along with information about where you were before, during and after the “murder” in question. With that, you interview each other and try to probe for details that could lead to the “killer.” After four rounds of food, drink and accusations, we figured it out!

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Featuring flayed potato skins, jalapeno poppers, Sansa’s lemon cakes and ALL the chicken!

The result was a fun party with a great group of people, some of whom even came costumed as their character! Chris, Ashley and I simply bought t-shirts with our assigned characters’ House crests on them.

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Jaime Lannister, Margery Tyrell, Sansa Stark, Jon Snow

So onto the recipe – I made a large batch soup, which I knew would feed the crowd of “suspects.” It’s creamy, flavorful and the bright orange color is to die for! In a truly Game of Thrones spin, I used a bottle of beer as part of the cooking liquid for added depth. Whip up a batch for your next get together, nerdy or otherwise.

Creamy Carrot Ginger Beer Soup

Serves 8-10 (this can easily be halved to suit your needs. Simply use half a bottle of beer!)

  • 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 5 C vegetable stock
  • 1 bottle wheat beer
  • 1.5 C water
  • 3 lbs carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2” fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper, to taste

In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat butter over medium. Cook onions until they begin to saute and become fragrant.

Add the liquids, carrots and grated ginger. Stir and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to let simmer about 45 minutes.

Once the carrots are fork-tender, remove the pot from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree until completely smooth. Be careful not to splash carrot everywhere!

Return the pureed soup to medium heat and stir in the cream. Allow the soup to heat the cream; taste and season with salt and pepper.

Ladle into bowls and enjoy!

Leftovers can be kept in the fridge up to a week, or stored in an airtight container in the freezer for a future meal.

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17 Responses to “Creamy Carrot Ginger Beer Soup”

  1. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables January 20, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    Yum!!! I love ginger and my husband loves beer so this soup might just be perfect for us 😉 Happy Friday!!

  2. diana January 20, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    This looks like a gourmet restaurant menu item;
    And easy enough for the every-day person to make and enjoy!
    You did great!

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    How fun! We just started watching 😀 I love carrot+ginger, and I love beer, so I bet I would love this!

  4. abbey sharp January 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    This sup looks so yummy!! Need to try it forsure.

  5. Cassandra January 20, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

    I bet the beer really adds a rich depth to Carrot Ginger soup. Never thought to add that in..gonna have to try that now.

    • xtinaluvspink January 21, 2017 at 7:00 am #

      Let me know what you think if you do! Beer can be used for more than just drinking 🙂

  6. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 20, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    soup with ginger and beer sounds like a perfect fit to feed a crowd. i love soups esp this time of the year 🙂

  7. Esther January 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm #

    What a fun party! I used to love attending murder mystery parties, it has been a while!
    That spread looks awesome! And ginger soup sounds perfect for this time of year!

  8. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) January 21, 2017 at 3:17 am #

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a soup with beer in it. This sounds yummy so it’s time to change that. Have a great weekend!

    • xtinaluvspink January 21, 2017 at 6:59 am #

      Oh, I love putting beer in my soups! Better than water and adds another flavor to the broth.

  9. Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit January 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    Creative recipe! I really should teach myself to love ginger. And beer.

    • xtinaluvspink January 23, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

      Awe, I think it’s dependent on the application of ginger.

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