Sweet potato, butternut squash and chorizo soup

Posted: March 25, 2012 by nietize in Soup
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From Jamie’s Ministry of Food
Serves 4

2 carrots, roughly sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 onions, peeled & roughly chopped
800g sweet potatoes, peeled & roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
200g chorizo sausage, peeled & sliced
Small bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
Olive oil
1 heaped teaspoon curry powder
2 chicken or vegetable cubes (with 1.8L of boiling water)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 fresh red chilli, finely diced (as garnish)

Chop carrots, celery, onions and sweet potatoes. Peel and slice garlic and chorizo. Finely chop parsley leaves and stalks.

Bring a large pot to medium-high heat. Pour in the olive oil and add all the chopped and sliced ingredients (including the chorizo) into to pot. Add curry powder and mix with a wooden spoon.

Cook for about 10 minutes or until the carrots have softened but are not falling apart and the onions are translucent in colour.

Pour 1.8L boiling water into a large jug over the two stock cubes. Stir to dissolve the cubes and add to the vegetables. Give soup a good stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and allow soup to cool slightly. Using a food processor or hand blender, blend soup in batches until smooth.

Divide into bowls and top with finely diced chilli, salt and pepper.

Ultimate combination of sweet and savoury! And it’s so easy to make. As you can see I choose not to blend it till it’s smooth because: (i) i like rustic soups; and (ii) I think it’s a waste of chorizo to blend it! I want to taste the chorizo in its full glory!


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