When I received an invite for a Hanukkah party in New York, hosted by Leah of Cook Kosher and Miriam of Overtime Cook, I was ready to pack my suitcase. I immediately started daydreaming: 'how can I manage to get away on such short notice sorting home, work, ticket, hotel and equally important outfit! Reading through the email invite once again, reality struck me, this was an invite for a digital Hanukkah party.
So no trip to New York, no excuse for buying a great new outfit, but it did result in a delicious new soup recipe. This sweet potato, coconut and lemongrass soup has a velvety texture, is suitable for the entire family and very easy to prepare (as you are probably busy enough this time a year). It's simple and sweet, just the way it should be.
- Olive Oil - 2 tbsp.
- Sweet Potatoes - 1 kg/ 2 lbs., peeled and roughly chopped
- White Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
- Celery Stalks - 4, peeled and chopped
- Lemongrass Stalks - 2, cut into halves
- Kaffir Lime Leaves - 2
- Garlic - 1/2 tsp. finely chopped
- Ginger - 1/2 tsp. finely chopped
- Vegetable Stock - 1,25L / 5 cups
- Coconut Milk (reduced fat) - 125 ml / 1/2 cup
- Thai Basil - for garnish
Heat the olive oil on medium heat. Sweat the chopped onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves and celery until the onion becomes translucent.
Add the sweet potatoes and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer covered for about 25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Now allow the soup to cool off for a minute. Before you blend it into a smooth soup, please remove the lime leaves and lemongrass. Carefully transfer all the ingredients into your blender or use a handheld blender to cream the soup.
Return the soup to a clean pan, reheat and add the coconut milk. Taste your soup and season with white pepper and possible some salt.
Before serving, reheat the soup, ladle into bowls and sprinkle some fresh Thai basil on top
To help get everyone into party mode, we have a bunch of fabulous new cookbooks to giveaway! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of:
- 2 copies of Susie Fishbein's new Kosher By Design Cooking Coach (sponsored by Artscroll)
- 2 copies of Leah Schapira's Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking (sponsored by Artscroll)
- 2 copies of Esther Deutch's CHIC Made Simple (sponsored by the author)
Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 16th. Limit one entry per person per blog, so visit the other blogs for extra chances to win!
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