I had planned on picking up a few things at the market this weekend maybe finally attempting a whole chicken (as a vegetarian for close to 16 years, I have never cooked a whole chicken) and then the snow hit...so the weekend was spent snowed in and digging out.
After the afternoon of digging out my car, I thought a simple bowl of soup would certainly hit the spot and then I remembered this one I had seen at one of the Post blogs. It warms in more way then one.
Sweet Potato Bisque
- 2 tsp butter
- 1 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 cups sweet potatoes, diced (I left the peel on)
- 2 Tablespoons Sriracha sauce
- 3/4 cup half and half
- salt (to taste)
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic; stir to combine, cook until the mixture begins to soften.
- Add the potatoes and enough water to cover. Increase the heat to medium-high; bring to a boil, then cook for about 30 minutes until they are tender. Remove from the heat. Keep a watch on the mixture and add more water as needed.
- Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor, pureeing it to a soup consistency. Return the soup to the saucepan over low heat; add the cream and hot chili sauce, stirring to mix well.
- Add the salt to taste, stirring to combine; once the soup is heated through, divide among individual bowls and serve immediately, with a drizzle of the chili sauce and cream on each portion.
This was a wonderfully finning soup and would be nice with a green salad and a side of bread.
- butter, Blue Ridge Dairy, Leesburg, VA (32 miles)
- onions,Twin Springs Fruit Farm, Orrtanna , PA (72 miles)
- garlic, Olin Fox Farms, Reedville, VA (81 miles)
- sweet potato, Olin Fox Farms, Reedville, VA (81 miles)
- water, tap, Occoquan Reservoir, VA (13 miles)
- half and half, Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA (83 miles)