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sweet-potato-turnip-soup recipe

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 01:43:09 -0500 (EST)
From: ASconyers@aol.com

This was really good- a simple sweet potato and turnip soup that was
modified from Alice Water's Chez Panisse Vegetables cookbook. I had
never had sweet potatoes in soup before, and I really liked this--
they add a wickedly sweet taste to the soup that is a nice change from
my usual savory soups.

Anyway, my sweetie's version is listed below. I had a bowl for lunch
today with some garbanzo beans thrown in, and it was wonderful.

Dirk's Sweet Potato and Turnip Soup (T)

1 leek
1 medium red onion
1 large turnip (more would be good)
2 white potatoes
1 sweet potato
1 Tbl fresh chopped rosemary
2 quarts vegetable stock and/or water 
salt and pepper to taste

Cut off dark green tops from leeks, rinse very 
thoroughly, and dice. Chop onion, and saute
leeks and onion in  the bottom of  a large soup
pot in a little water until soft. Peel and dice turnips
and potatoes, and add to soup pot. Add a little
stock and stew for 5 minutes, stirring gently.
Add the rest of the stock and the rosemary, and
simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are
fully cooked.  Puree about half of the soup in a
food processor or blender, and return to the pot.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, reheat,
and serve.

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