Sunday, September 20, 2009

Souper Yummy!

Below is the recipe. I found it online but then made a few changes. First, I used olive oil in place of corn oil. I used 3 sweet potatoes and only peeled about 2/3 of each potatoe. I used most of the small can of tomatoe paste and did not use any shallot. I added about 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper as well to give it some kick. Now my husband and I hate sweet potatoes but we wanted to try them in a new way because of their health benefits. This is one of the best soups I have ever had!!! We LOVED it! It perfect for fall and I would love to have it on a snowy day. Yum! Let me know if you try it!

* 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 1 tablespoon corn oil
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1 (12 ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed
* 1 cup water
* 1 tablespoon corn oil
* 1 1/2 cups finely diced celery
* 1 cup diced red onion
* 1/4 cup shallot, minced
* 1 tablespoon tomato paste
* 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
* 3 cups vegetable broth
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 potato, peeled and cubed
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place the sweet potatoes into a 9x13 inch baking dish, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of corn oil, and season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat the sweet potatoes in oil.
2. Roast in the preheated oven until the sweet potatoes are golden and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally as they cook so the sweet potatoes cook evenly.
3. Meanwhile, measure out 1 cup of corn kernels and set aside. Place the remaining corn into a blender, and puree with the water until smooth; set aside.
4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of corn oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the celery, onion, and shallot. Cook and stir until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and dried thyme leaves; cook 1 minute more. Pour in the vegetable broth, corn puree, bay leaf, salt, and cubed potato. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potato is tender, 25 to 35 minutes.
5. Once the potato is tender, remove and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the whole corn kernels, sweet potato, and chopped parsley. Return to a simmer and season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

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