- Rich delicousness of thick creamy soups made with Sweet Potatoes, NURTIRITION Plus! Easy on the wallet, splendid in the mouth!
- Savuer Magazine December 2001
Serves/Makes:10 or more
- 5 medium orange fleshed sweet potatoes
- 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 large leek, white part only, trimmed, cleaned, and chopped
- 2 medium carrots, peeled, trimmed, chopped
- 1 rib celery, trimmed and chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup (225 ml) dry white wine
- 10 cups (2350 ml) chicken stock
- 1 cup (225 ml) heavy cream
- freshly ground white pepper
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) cranberry oil, optional (have FUN finding this item! See bottom of page)
- Put sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with cold water.
- Add 2 large pinches salt and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer until soft when pierced with the tip of a knife, 3--40 minutes.
- Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
- Peel and quarter sweet potatoes, then set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat.
- Add onions, leeks, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until vegetables begin to soften, about five minutes.
- Add wine, scraping any browned bits stuck to bottom of pot and cook until alcohol has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
- Add stock and reserved sweet potatoes to pot, increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer until vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.
- Working in batches, put vegetables and stock into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, then return soup to pot.
- Stir in cream and season to taste with salt and peppr.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- To serve, ladel into serving cups or bowls and drizzle cranberry oil over each serving if used.
- Make your own homemade CRANBERRY OIL:
Frozen cranberries that have been thawed may be used if fresh aren't available. Put 1 cup fresh cranberries into a mortar and finely crush with pestle. Transfer to a small bowl, add 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The following day, put cranberry mixture into a sieve set over a small bowl and gently press on solids with a rubber spatula to extract the red pulpy cranberry oil. Discard solids. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Whisk mixture before using. Makes 1/2 cup.