Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 01:43:09 -0500 (EST)
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 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,