This Sweet Potato Soup is perfect for a winter's lunch but is also light enough to be served as quite a stylish starter.
Here we go:
- 2 average sized sweet potatoes (or kumaras if that's what you want to call them)
- 1 biggish pear
- 1 onion
- 1 L of chicken stock
- cream (optional)
Roughly chop the onion. Peel and roughly chop the pear and the sweet potatoes. Gently fry the pear, sweet potato and onion in the bottom of a heavy based pot with a little bit of olive oil. When they are softened slightly pour the chicken stock in over the top.
It will look like this.
|Chopped Stuff And Stock|
Then bring it to the boil and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potato and pear are throroughly cooked.
Then just puree the soup in whatever way you wish. I just put it on a stable surface and whack the stick blender in. I am all for taking the easiest option in the kitchen. I am sure you would get better results in a proper blender but I am happy to live with the odd lump when it comes to soup.
If you like you can add some cream to taste. I didn't for the simple reason that I had none. Likewise some chopped fresh coriander is nice too if you have it.
The soup looks like this.
|Very Orange Soup|
So that's it. How easy is that? Seriously - give it a go.
Have a good Tuesday.