Sweet Potato Chipotle and Apple SoupFrom luisascatering 8 years ago
- 2 tablespoons olive oil shopping list
- 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped shopping list
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed shopping list
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger shopping list
- 2 gala apples—peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped shopping list
- 1 celery rib, thinly sliced crosswise shopping list
- 1 3/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (I prefer jewel yams, the darker they are, the sweeter they are) shopping list
- 4 cups vegetable stock (recipe below) shopping list
- 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, seeded and minced shopping list
- kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper shopping list
- 2 flour tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips, fried in a little oil and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar shopping list
- cilantro sprigs for garnish(optional) shopping list
- Homemade vegetable stock shopping list
- 1 leek. sliced and rinsed clean shopping list
- 3 medium sweet onions, peeled and chopped shopping list
- 3 large carrots, scrubbed and chopped shopping list
- 2 stalks celery, rinsed and chopped shopping list
- 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, rinsed and quartered shopping list
- 2 roma tomatoes, rinsed and quartered shopping list
- 1 head fennel (about 1 lb.), rinsed, and chopped shopping list
- Handful fresh parsley shopping list
- Handful fresh thyme shopping list
- Handful fresh oregano shopping list
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns shopping list
- kosher salt to taste shopping list
How to make it
- For the stock:
- Place leek in an 8- to 10-quart pan. Add onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, fennel, parsley, thyme, oregano, peppercorns, salt and enough water to cover vegetables (about 2 qt.). Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, adding water as needed to keep vegetables barely covered.
- Line a colander with a layer of cheesecloth (or use a large, fine wire strainer); set over a large bowl. Pour stock mixture into colander and drain vegetables well; discard vegetables. Reserve stock for use.
- For Sweet Potato, Chipotle and Apple Soup:
- In a medium soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook over low heat, stirring, until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the apples and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Cover partially and simmer over low heat until the fruit and vegetables are very tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in the chipotle.
- Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and white pepper and return to the pot.
- Serve the soup in shallow bowls (or a coffee cup as I did in the photo) and garnish with the fried tortilla strips and cilantro, if desired.
The Cookluisascatering San Carlos, CA
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This sounds incredible. Great post.chefmeow in Garland loved it
I love your stock preparation five for that alone.
Jewel yams would be my choice too.
This is wonderful and refreshing.
Five forkstrigger in loved it
I don't know where to start Luisa! Should I praise the delicious Sweet Potato soup or the incredible vegetable stock (which I could have it like a soup only - OMG! it has so many delicious ingredients!)
This is another incredible recipe!elgab89 in Toronto loved it