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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 6 – 45 minutes total

This is a real crowd pleasing dish. Everyone from my husband to my 4 year old loved this soup. I think everyone had seconds even. Hubby and the kids chose to top their soup with crackers like we do with split pea soup. It thickens it up and adds a little crunch.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper & Salt
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp Curry Paste (or powder)
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 8 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 Large Sweet Potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 3/4” pieces
  • 2 Large Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbs Optional toppers:
    • lime juice
    • cilantro leaves
    • toasted pumpkin seeds
    • pumpkin seed or olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Saute onions with salt and pepper until translucent and soft. Stir in garlic, curry and coriander; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  2. Add stock, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender (about 20-25 minutes).
  3. Puree the soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender. Stir in lime juice.
  4. Serve topped with preferred toppers.

Sweet potato varieties

You might be someone who is only exposed to sweet potatoes when the holidays are here. Well its time to get educated and try some delicious sweet potatoes.

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These are sweet potatoes. At the top we have a red/orange sweet potato and below that are two white sweet potatoes. You can make some great things out of the orange variety. Unfortunately it is often served with marshmallows and is sickly sweet. I’ve got a great sweet potato casserole recipe that you will love. Now the white sweet potatoes make an absolutely wonderful mashed potato. They are less sweet than sweet potatoes but still quite sweet compared to the standbys of russet and baby reds.

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On the left here we have the red/orange sweet potato. On the right, will this funny looking thing is what a yam actually is. Yams grow on trees and can get to be five feet long! Most people have likely never seen a real raw yam.