Serve this in glass votives or demitasse cups.
Southern Living DECEMBER 2013
1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add shallots, next 2 ingredients, and, if desired, jalapeño, and sauté 5 minutes or until golden. Add carrots, and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in ginger and pimentón, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
2. Process soup with a handheld blender until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until hot. (For a thinner soup, stir in more broth, 1 Tbsp. at a time.) Pour into small glasses; dollop with Coconut Cream.
Total time includes Coconut Cream.
Make Ahead: Let cool completely, and chill up to 3 days. Reheat in pan over medium heat until hot.
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