Sunday, 4 December 2011

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup

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When it's cold outside, one of the best thing to enjoy inside is a bowl of piping hot soup in front the fireplace. A fireplace I don't have but a bowl of soup can be easily whipped up in no time at all. This one combines the sweetness of the sweet potatoes with the spiciness of the other ingredients to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside which in my opinion is a very nice feeling to have in winter. And of course,anything with chorizo is always delicious!!! ;)
Adapted from Jamie Oliver Food Revolution
Serves 3-4

2 carrots
1 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
450g sweet potatoes
100g chorizo sausage
1.5 heaped teaspoon curry powder
1 vege stock cube or 1 vege knorr stock pot
900ml of water
1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped

Peel and roughly slice the carrots and onions.
Peel and slice the garlic.
Peel and chop the potatoes.
Slice the chorizo.

Put a large heavy based pot on medium heat and lightly fry the chorizo without any oil. Once the oil oozes out of the chorizo, remove the chorizo and set aside.
In the same pot, add onion and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent. 
Add carrots, sweet potato and curry powder and mix together
Cook for around 10 mins with the lid askew, until the carrots have softened but are still holding their shape.
Put the stock cubes/stock pot into a jug and pour in 900ml of boiling water
Stir until dissolved then add to the vegetables
Add back the chorizo into the pot, give the soup a good stir and bring to the boil
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 mins until potato is softened

Season with salt and pepper
Using a hand blender or liquidiser, pulse the soup until smooth and scatter over a little finely chopped chilli
Divide between bowls and serve with bread!!


  1. Sounds delicious. What happens to the chorizo? Do you just use the oil?

  2. oops! Thanks for pointing that out Mr Three Cookies, I've made the change to the recipe. :)

  3. oh yum! I want that for lunch today!!

  4. beautiful and very flavorful combo dear....luv it!

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  5. I agree. Such is a soup that I will enjoy when it's cold outside.

  6. Delicious looking soup!!! And with a lovely colour! :-)

  7. I have not tried sweet potatoes in a savory soup but it sounds delicious with the chorizo.

  8. i love the flavors you have here. sweet potato just rocks. i love it. and chorizo adds such a kick of flavor! ps - i hope you get to join in on our #cookielove bloghop! i hope all with your family is well. hugs.

  9. This is simply gorgeous. I love pretty food. Should always be a feast for your eyes first, you certainly have given us that. Wonderful!

  10. This looks so soothing on a cool day! Thanks for the idea :)

  11. I've never used chorizo for cooking before but I heard great things about it. I love sweet potatoes so this soup is actually perfect for me! I haven't had sweet potato soup since I left Japan...which means I haven't had one in 15 years. :O This must be so good!

  12. I totally agree: everything with chorizo is good! Your soup has such warm and sunny colours, it must not only be delicious, but also mood improving!

  13. Thanks everyone! Hope you'll enjoy this soup too!
    Junie: Yes, I'm hoping to join but i just can't decide on the cookie. :P
    Sissi: Yes! it's definitely mood improving in this gloomy weather.

  14. This is so totally awesome looking! I love the bright color and chorizo in soup sounds delicious!


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