Thai Sweet Potato with Crab Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

More comfort food for a cold winter night! Credit goes to Darlene King, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who owns a gourmet food shop in Port Hope, Ontario.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large pot.
  2. Saute onion until translucent, about 3 minutes; add garlic& saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Add curry, coriander& cumin and saute for 30 seconds longer.
  4. Add sweet potato& saute for another 30 seconds.
  5. Pour in stock& milk, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until the sweet potato is cooked- 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly& ladle into a food processor.
  7. Whirl until well blended, pour back into the pot, add crab& roasted red pepper and reheat.
Most Helpful

A no-fuss, quick recipe that confirms my belief you can't go wrong when you start with 2 cups of coconut milk. Yum!! I Iiked the sweet potato/coco milk combination for the soup base. I used one can of coco milk (13.75 oz) and made up the difference with more broth (water plus Knorr Fish Boullion cube in my case). I also stirred in a couple T's of lemon juice to balance the sweetness of the other ingredients. And I used a yam, not a sweet potato. Makes a pretty color soup. You could skip the roasted red pepper if you don't have one on hand; its function seems to be primarily visual. Some chopped coriander would be a good addional or substitute garnish. I used real lump crabmeat because I got it cheap but you could make this with imitation crab, shrimp, firm white fish or even tofu or chicken.

DinnerBelle January 14, 2011

My family found this soup to be just so-so.

shelshel0110 November 18, 2008

We greatly enjoyed this soup. I wasn't sure if I should use a sweet potato, or a yam so I used half of each! We already had some shrimp in the house so I substituted that for the crabg. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. (well except I used an immersion blender right in the pan, instead of the counter top blender) Yum! Just the right amount of spice not to hot not to mild. I think next time we'll either try chicken or crab as the meat.

Teddy's Mommy November 16, 2008