February Improv Challenge – Ginger Carrot Soup With Tea-Rubbed Cod

It’s the February Improv Challenge reveal day! This month’s ingredients were ginger and carrots, and since we have established I am not a baker, soup was my next thought.

I recently won a wonderful giveaway at A Thought For Food that included Teatulia teas, and this is where I started from: their ginger infused tea. Let’s get started with an easy yet elegant meal!

- 1/2 cup pure, unsweetened carrot juice
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 teabag ginger tea
- 3 oz tilapia or other white fish, the thicker the better
- 1  roma tomato
- 1 tsp finely chopped ginger

In a sprayed, large pan cook the onion and ginger until onion becomes translucent.

2. Add tomatoes until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

3. Add carrot juice and tea and bring to a boil.

4. Rub tea bag contents onto the fish.

5. Then add fish to the boiling liquid. Cook for 15 minutes over medium-low heat until fish is done.

5. Serve.

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52 Responses to February Improv Challenge – Ginger Carrot Soup With Tea-Rubbed Cod

  1. Trish says:

    I love your recipe. The fish looks so good. And tea is a great idea to infuse this dish with a ginger flavour.

  2. Lisa~~ says:

    I never even thought to use ginger tea, such a great idea. Your dish looks delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge entry: Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

    Cook Lisa Cook

  3. Anna says:

    Great idea! What a way to use the challenge’s ingredients!

  4. PolaM says:

    What an interesting combo! I’m sure it tastes great!

  5. Tea-rubbed cod sounds delicious, and so does carrot-ginger soup!

  6. Liz says:

    We are so predictable…you made a delicious, savory soup…and I made a dessert! It looks marvelous!

  7. Lovely creation and thumbs up for the creativity. We eat plenty of fish at home esp other half, so he will drool over this recipe.

  8. Ann says:

    This is crazy creative! What a perfect dish! I just love it!

  9. Suzanne says:

    This looks like a healthy and flavorful dish. Your blog just amazes me on the different cuisines you try out. You are so daring in the kitchen, something that I am not so I admire others who have this talent.

  10. Peggy says:

    Very clever preparation of the cod! Definitely a unique and elegant dish =)

  11. Kita says:

    This sounds like the kind of soup I am in desperate need of. Something warm and packed with health benefits. Im sure we could find a way to ship a bowl, right?

  12. Kiri….I love your easy elegance here! This soup is just beautiful and I imagine it tastes even better. Your pictures are just wonderful! : )

  13. Terry says:

    Sounds yummy and very easy to make, my idea of the perfect recipe!

  14. Can I just say that I think this is my Favorite Savory Dish of the whole link Party! How amazing with your flavor combinations! Thanks for sharing! Please come check out my Carrot Cake Ice Cream!

  15. This soup looks so great, Kiri! I really like the carrot, ginger, and tea combo!

  16. Kiri this is such a great recipe. Congrats on winning and using the tea so well. It looks amazing!

  17. This looks amazing! Very creative and beautiful!

  18. Kristen says:

    SO clever to use a ginger tea to infuse flavor into that wonderful soup. All of the ingredients go so well in this dish.

  19. Wow!! I am SO impressed! The tea rubbed rush sounds divine and the soup sounds like such a delicious complement. Yum!

  20. ping says:

    Wow! I’m glad google’s back to normal. I’ve been clicking at this for the hundredth time and couldn’t get at it.
    This is truly interesting. I love the tea infused flavors. Looks like something out of a fancy fusion restaurant. Would you by any chance know what kind of tea it was? I doubt I can find the packet here and am thinking maybe I’ll make up a blend of my own.

    • Kiri W. says:

      Oh no, juts with my site?
      Thank you! And sure! The ingredients list ginger and vasaka leaf on top of black tea. I hope that helps!

      • ping says:

        No, not just your site. Mine and several others, most of yesterday. But it seems to all ok now. Not to clear what happened.
        Thanks for the ingredients. I just wanted to be sure I get a good blend and not use a tea that’s too overpowering as some teas can do. Now to find out what vasaka is :) or if it’s too important to omit.

  21. Chaya says:

    This makes such an interesting soup, adding the fish. I like how it changes the texture also. A great idea.

  22. shannon says:

    This looks amazing Kiri! I love the way you build the flavours up- it’s making me drool!

  23. Baker Street says:

    Using ginger tea is genius! Thanks for that tip Kiri! :)

  24. Beautiful soup. I could see this as being a new comfort food in our house that’s different, healthy, and yummy.

  25. Hi Kiri, Stopping by to say thank you for participating in the YBR. I loved this recipe. Have a great weekend!

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