Thermobexta’s Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potato soupAll of a sudden it’s cooled down here in Perth and with that wintery feeling, comes the urge to eat soup. Well, for me anyway. I have included lots of immune-boosting ingredients in this one, it will be the one I whip up when one of us starts to feel a bit under the weather over winter!

20g dried sliced shiitake mushrooms
500g boiling kettle water
200g brown onion, quartered
8 garlic cloves (40g)
20g ginger, sliced into thin coins
50g extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
750g sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped
60g odds and ends vegetable stock concentrate
freshly cracked black pepper
400g water
1 x 270ml tin coconut cream
Optional garnishes: more coconut cream, torn coriander leaves, lemon juice

1. Place shiitakes in a bowl and cover with 500g freshly boiled water from the kettle. Set aside.

2. Place onion, garlic and ginger in mixer bowl. Chop for 3 seconds/speed 6/MC on. Scrape down sides of bowl.

3. Add oil. Saute for 10 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC off. Scrape down sides of bowl.

4. Add cumin and turmeric. Saute a further 1 minute/100/speed 1/MC off.

5. Add sweet potato. Chop for 10 seconds/speed 4/MC on, or until all roughly evenly chopped.

6. Add rehydrated shiitake mushrooms and the water they were soaking in, stock paste, pepper and 400g water. Cook for 20 minutes/100/speed 2/MC on.

7. Blitz for 30 seconds/speed 9/MC on, ensuring you move the speed dial up to speed slowly and very carefully.

8. Add coconut cream. Cook for a further 10 minutes/100/speed 2/MC on.

9. Serve in bowls, with a swirl of coconut cream, a pile of torn coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon (all optional).

Notes
– Throw in a log red chilli at step 2 for some added kick!
– As an alternative, Greek yogurt can be used in place of coconut cream.
– Pumpkin would work well in place of the sweet potato, if you prefer.

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16 thoughts on “Thermobexta’s Sweet Potato Soup

  1. Bec, your soup is delicious and hearty. I’m not a soup fan at all but after having an upset tummy all day i was craving something light. Whoa… the flavours are incredible!

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  2. Thank you so much for the recipe, l didn’t have any dried mushrooms so added 200g of fresh ones, turned out great even hubby the non soup eater enjoyed it, thanks again

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  3. We really enjoyed this soup. Used 650g sweet potato and 100g pumpkin, dried porcini mushrooms instead of shitake, fresh turmeric and Greek Yoghurt instead of coconut cream.
    Can’t wait to make it again as it was flavoursome and easy!

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