Gingered Yam Soup

"Use sweet potatoes if desired, but I think yams are best. Ginger must be fresh, not powdered."
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  • In large saucepan, combine yams, chicken stock and ginger; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Using a hand blender/blender/food processor, puree until mixture is smooth.
  • Return mixture to saucepan; whisk in coconut milk, lime juice, salt, pepper, and coriander.
  • Cook just until heated through.
  • **If soup is too thick for you, just add more broth, water, or coconut milk.
  • Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with toasted almonds, if desired. and coriander.

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  1. MotleyCook
    The ginger was almost imperceptible once the soup was cooked; what we really noticed was the lime juice, very pleasant. DH liked the sliced almonds; next time I'm going to grate them fine before garnishing, because I think the nut texture clashes with the smoothness of the soup. Thanks for submitting...
  2. francoroni
    Tasty! It was a little thin. Next time I'd add less broth.
  3. Liz A.
    This was excellent. I am not sure what kind of yam/sweet potatoes I used; they were a deep red skinned and almost white flesh. I used a half a can of full fat coconut milk, and about 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger. For stock, I used about 1 tsp of Better Than Bouillon (chicken) in about 4 cups of water (which is quite dilute but full strength is too salty for me). What I particularly love about this recipe is how few ingredients there are, and how quick and easy it is. And it is so flavorful.
  4. Jenn2065
    Other 5 star reviews have covered the all salient points I'd bring up; all I can add is this has joined the ranks of my favorite autumn/winter comfort foods.
  5. Hungry4Life28
    I LOVE this soup! I'm not much of ginger fan but in this soup it's wonderful and it's an added bonus that it's good for you too. Ginger not only is good for soothing stomachs but is also good in helping to battle/prevent diseases (i.e. Cancers, etc.). I add an extra tablespoon of fresh ginger when combining the remaining ingredients to give it more of a kick and also nice to have a little extra. I also added the optional almonds by finely chopping them and I find that it gives a nice crunch to the soup but that depends on your palette as some may prefer the smoothness of the soup alone.



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