Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is one of my favorite soups. It is from Real Simple magazine
- 1 1⁄2 lbs sweet potatoes, rinsed (about 3 large potatoes)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 4 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste (found in the international section of markets)
- 1 (15 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
- 3 cups chicken broth or 3 cups vegetable broth
- 3 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro stem
- Preheat oven to 400°F Put the sweet potatoes on an oven rack and bake for 50 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onion and ginger until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the coconut milk and broth and gently bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Skin the potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks. Add the potatoes to the soup and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and salt. Ladle the soup into serving bowls. Drizzle the sesame oil evenly over the servings. Garnish with the cilantro.
Wonderful! I used orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (yam?) and because I didn't have red curry paste, substituted laksa paste - I don't think this detracted from the character of the soup at all. Will definitely make again.
Simply divine, although I have to admit I did one major change and blended everything together at the end with my immersion blender. I didn't have any red curry paste so I added some garam masala instead. The soup has a wonderful flavor. The garam masala added a wonderful bang to the back of the throat. I've already made up a second batch, tripled the recipe and froze it for a treat for when we drag ourselves home after a gruelling day at the office. Thanks for the recipe!