sweet potato & chickpea soup
Two orange coloured soups in less than a week.... shame on me. I've also had two orange backgrounds on my desserts.... and the leaves are starting to go orange as well. That's the leaves on the trees I mean.
...I'm lying about the last one, no orange leaves. Yet.
I'm sorry about all the orange though, I'm not, however, sorry about the second soup. I make no apologies.
It's cold, that's all I'm saying.
Ingredients: - 700g sweet potato, peeled & chopped - 500g carrot, chopped - 2 large leeks, chopped - 300g chickpeas - 2 garlic cloves - 2 stalks lemon grass - 6 cups chicken stock/broth - 1 tsp allspice - 2 tsp cumin - 1 tsp coriander - 1 tsp paprika - salt & pepper to taste - 125 ml heavy cream - 1 cup white wine - 1 tbs butter - 1 tbs olive oil
Directions: 1. soak the chickpeas in water overnight. Make sure to rinse before cooking. 2. heat the oil & butter in a pot over medium-high heat until melted. 3. add the leeks & garlic & saute for two minutes. 4. add in the sweet potato, chickpeas & the lemon-grass stalks, continue to cook for another minutes. 5. add in the spices & cook for another 5 minutes. 6. add in the wine & allow it to reduce. 7. add in the stock & allow the mixture to simmer for around 20 minutes or until the chickpeas are tender. 8. remove the lemon-grass stalks from the pot at this point. 9. remove from the heat & puree the mixture. Once smooth, add back to the pot & add in the cream as well as more salt & pepper until it reaches the desired taste. Return to the heat & cook it for an additional few minutes over medium temperature. 10. serve hot with a little more fresh cream on top.
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