Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup Recipe

This delicious Sweet Potato Coconut Curry soup hits so many flavorful notes.

It certainly will become one of your best go-to soup recipes. And for those seeking terrific gluten free and vegetarian recipes, this is a winner!

Prep note: Have a blender & fine mesh strainer on hand a white bowl filled with sweet potato soup
Recipe yields: 6 hearty servings. This soup freezes well.

Ingredients:
2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs)
4 TBSP unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
2 large shallots, chopped
2 cups coconut milk
3 1/2 cups of water
4 tsp kosher salt
1½ tsp fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
1 TBSP Vadouvan curry powder
2 tsp finely chopped fresh chives
Nice high quality olive oil (such as olio verde extra virgin)

Method:

  • Peel the sweet potato and cut into 1″ dice. Set aside.
  • In a 3-4 quart sauce pan, melt butter over medium to low heat
  • Add shallots to butter and cook, stirring occasionally until the shallots are soft but not colored, about 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, 3 1/2 cups of water, 4 tsp of salt, and curry powder. Stir.
  • Add the sweet potato , then increase the heat to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until the sweet potato are cooked thoroughly (should be able to pierce with a knife).
  • Puree the soup in batches in the blender. Pass it through a fine mesh strainer, pressing the solids with a ladle, into a bowl or clean sauce pan. Discard the solids.
  • Gently reheat the soup, Stir in the lime. Season to taste with additional salt, curry powder, and more lime juice, as desired.
  • Divide soup among 6 serving vessels. Top with chives, a pinch of curry, and a drizzle of olive oil.

And remember, always taste, season, and taste again.

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