I was a little disappointed when I dropped by the supermarket today. The only sweet potatoes they had were the yellow ones, and not orange ones I was looking for. But I still wanted to make the soup. Oh woe is me! This is the saddest day of my life!
Oh well, my kitchen won’t explode if I use the wrong sweet potato, am I right? No need for all the drama.
After going through a few recipes on the Internet, I finally went ahead and made the soup anyway. Onions, garlic, carrot and sweet potatoes, flavoured with chicken stock and a touch of ground cumin and coriander. None of the recipes I found added spices. It was that smartass hazrock who put it in!
After the veggies are tender, and with the aid of an immersion blender (whoa! a very technical term!), blended the soup right in the pot. The soup turned out a little watery so I added a little bit of cream.
I didn’t get a bright orange soup as what I had envisioned, but still it was delicious! And I guess spices I added gave it sort of a “cloudy” look. And I served it with Pita Chips, which were just soft tortillas cut into triangles, brushed with a little olive oil and toasted the the oven for a few minutes.
-hazrock, sweet child o’mine