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Friday, December 05, 2008

Todays Soup Challenge: Sweet Potato,Leek, Parsnip Soup

Here's a really earthy soup recipe for anyone daring enough to eat earth soup.
Earthy because the ingredients grow under the earth.

Rustic.
Earthy.
Soup.

Earth with a y.

Y?
Because we like you!

Ingredients:
Sweet Potatoes 4 to 6 medium size
Leeks (The white of 2 or 3 leeks)
Parsnips (small bag)

Chop all the ingredients above (whatever is bite size for you) and place in pan.
Add just enough oil to sweat the vegetables.
Do not brown them.

Ten minutes more or less should do.

Add 4 cups of vegetable broth.
Use your judgment here.
More or less may be needed.

Season with salt and pepper.
Just a bit until you've seasoned to your liking.

Simmer for 25 minutes.

If you decide to puree this you will have a semi-sweet creamy soup on your hands or in your bowl if you don't get any on your hands.
The next day I added small touches of cumin, garlic powder, and ground red pepper.

AJ liked the sweetness of the soup on day 1.
I preferred the next days seasonings.

I pureed half of it and saved the other half to try as is.
Chunky.
Chunk with a y.
Chunky Earthy.

I liked it better this way.
Chunks of sweet potatoes, parsnips, and cooked leeks.
Salt and pepper only.

If prepared this way you'll find the bitterness of the parsnip compliments the sweetness of the sweet potato, with the leeks bringing all the flavors into a nice balance.

On a cold cold night.
Have a bowl of Earth soup.
With a Y.

It's Yumm with a Y!!!!!!!!!!

14 comments:

lesliereid said...

I'd like to place an order. Can you have it here by Monday? And I kept waiting for your supermarket joke that pertains to one of the ingredients. Saving for another post, maybe?

Aunt Jo said...

i am glad you saved me some day 2 soup. it was good too! i would have a hard time deciding on which one is best though.

i think the secret it the veggie broth. it makes everything taste better.

Aunt Jo said...

Earth Soup.

It's a good thing.

(a bit gritty at times, but you know.....using earthy veggies will do that to soup.)

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Sounds good! Next time take a picture. :-)

Granny Annie said...

Uncle Joe, I'm not sure about this soup but I'm pretty sure you could deliver us a bite. Do you pay Aunt Jo to sing your praises? How do you like the gas prices now? My spouse paid $1.42 yesterday. Good Job President Bush! About your comment over at JD's. I also have a twofer that includes baldness. Only it's okay for you but not okay for me. At least if we ever cross paths you will recognize me because I'm sure I'm the only bald headed woman on Grand Lake!

Jamie Dawn said...

That sounds yumm with a y.
Thanks for sharing.
I'm a big fan of potato soup, so I'm thinking that your sweet potato recipe is one I'd like.
I am a very good eater.
Mmmmm good.

jennifer said...

I am a vegetable soup purist. Don't want the chicken noodle... don't want chowder or bisque... just give me my veggies. With an ies. Maybe because it is the perfect 'grilled cheese soup'.

So not sure if I would dig the Earthy with a y soup. But I would not go so far as to say it sounds icky (with another y). I would try it if you cooked it though.

Jamie Dawn said...

It's a good thing you used broth since AJ's post is praising broth and the marvelous wonders it does for soups.

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