Curried Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

Delicious spiced warming thick soup for supping on chilly days. Great served with fingers of grilled nan bread.

serves 4

15 mins
prep time

45 mins
cook time

recipe courtesy of our friends at British Leeks

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Ingredients:

You'll Need

  • 1kg Leeks, finely chopped in a food processor
  • 1kg Sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped in a food processor
  • 50g Butter
  • 1 tbsp Light and mild olive oil
  • 2 tsp Ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp each of ground clove, coriander, cumin, mild chilli and cardamom
  • Generous sprinkling of ground sea salt and black pepper
  • 1½ pints Vegetable stock
  • 300ml Single cream
  • 50g Fresh coriander leaf, finely chopped, leaving a few whole leaves for garnish

Method:

  1. Gently sweat the shredded leek in the butter and olive oil for 5 minutes to soften. Stir in the spices and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the sweet potato, seasoning and stock. Bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Whizz in batches in a food processor with the single cream and coriander until smooth. Top with the coriander leaf and serve with fingers of warm nan bread.

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