Monday, June 20, 2011

Winter warmers

Yep, soup season is definitely here. It's supposed to be a good time to stick to a liquid diet and shed some winter kgs.

But I tend to indulge in some hearty soups that perhaps aren't the most wasitline friendly!

One of my faves at the moment is a sweet potato and chorizo soup but I often substitute the sweet potato for pumpkin.

Beautiful and thick - great topped with coriander and chilli. A definite winter warmer!

Sweet potato and chorizo soup
Serves 6-8
2 carrots chopped (I keep the skins on, why not?!)
2 sticks celery, chopped
2 brown onions, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (or half to one whole butternut pumpkin)
2 chorizo sausage, chopped
bunch fresh flat leaf parsley
1 heaped tspn curry powder
1 litre chicken stock (or more, just enough to cover ingredients)
  1. Fry the onion and garlic in a big saucepan until softened and glossy (I sometimes add some ginger here).
  2. Add all other chopped ingredients including parsley and cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes (make sure it doesn't catch on the bottom of the pan).
  3. Add chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the veggies are soft and easy to break with spoon.
  5. Use a hand blender to puree the soup.
  6. Serve with fresh coriander and chopped chilli.

1 comment:

Sam's Table said...

I really do miss the cold weather and indulging in a hearty soup with some crusty bread and a glass of red... This recipe looks like it would do just the trick....
Hope the winter is treating you well in the south!