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Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle Chilli

Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle Chilli

Photo Courtesy: MIMP Contributor, Karla Zazueta 

Photo Courtesy: MIMP Contributor, Karla Zazueta 

The word camote, sweet potato, comes from the nahuatl word “Camohtli.” In Mexico we tend to eat sweet potatoes as a dessert, traditionally the sweet potatoes are cooked in “piloncillo” - a raw sugar syrup. In Mexico, people go around the streets selling hot sweet potatoes in syrup. We call them “Camoteros” because this person goes around shouting ‘Caaaaaaamoootes.’ The first time my husband heard the camotero outside of our house, he got scared...
— Karla Zazueta, MIMP Contributor

Serves 4 // Prep 10 min // Cook 45 min. approx

Ingredients

  • 7 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 garlic with skin on and slightly bashed
  • Some fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs cold pressed rapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked chipotle paste
  • 1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock

To garnish

  • Some sourcream
  • chilli oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise, place them on a tray with the garlic and thyme, sprinkle some salt, pepper and rapeseed oil.
  3. Place the potatoes in the oven and roast them for around 30 min.
  4. Put them in a blender with one garlic (one that has been roasted with the potatoes).
  5. Add the smoke chipotle paste and vegetable stock and blend until getting a smooth consistency.
  6. Serve it as a starter or light lunch in a bowl with a dollop of sour cream and chilli oil.
This spicy sweet potato soup will warm you up. The sweetness of the sweet potato goes very well with a touch of chipotle chili in adobo. If you serve it with some sour cream, it gives the soup a slight tangy flavor that eases the spiciness of the chillies, but if chili is not a problem with you and you can handle high levels of spiciness then just add some chili oil on top of the sour cream and you will feel like you are in Mexico.
— Karla Zazueta, MIMP Contributor

Tips

  • Enjoy it with a big piece of sour dough bread and butter.

 

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