I have to admit, from my event last week this idea was my favorite. When I was buying napkins, I saw these plastic shooters and thought it would be really fun if people had shots of soup. Also it is very simple to prepare and serve a large quantity of individual shots. I think these would work best if they were passed rather than sitting on a table. This is a great way to serve something really warm in the winter. But they would also work in the summer using a chilled soup.
1/4 Cup (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
5 large carrots, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons dill seeds/ or dill weed
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup packed coarsely chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and dill seeds and saute until onion is soft, about 10 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, about 35 minutes. Remove from heat and puree the soup in a blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Combine fresh dill, pine nuts, and olive oil in blender. Blend until well blended- mushy.
Pour a shot of soup with a dollop of pesto on top!