With the blizzards, snow storms, sleet and rain that has plagued our lives in the UK this week, it only seems fitting that lunch should come in the form of a warming soup. This soup is speedy to make and keeps well (and freezes even better). Best served with some crusty bread, or some sourdough!
Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1-2 tsp Harrisa paste or curry paste (it’s also good with thai curry paste)
1 litre vegetable stock
1/2 can of coconut milk
handful of coriander, shredded roughly
750g sweet potatoes, peeled and grated.
1) Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan, fry the onions for 2-3 minutes. Add in the harrisa paste and reduce the heat so the onions do not brown too quickly.
2) Add the grated sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly, fry for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, increase the heat and bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until the sweet potato is tender.
3) Take off the heat, season and add the coconut milk, leave to cool slightly and blend until smooth.
4) Serve with a sprinkle of coriander.
Havent’ put a track up for a while, so here’s one (free of charge), crazy upbeat and video filmed in the desert, couldn’t be further away from the snow and slush of our icy streets.