- Juan Mari Arzak born (1942)
Curried Sweet Potato Soup
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
- 2 Teaspoons minced ginger
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons curry powder, or to taste
- Pinch of salt
- 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 15 Ounces vegetable broth
- 1 Cup water
- 7 Ounces coconut milk
- 1/4 Cup half-and-half
- 1/2 Cup 2 percent milk
- Cilantro, for garnish
- Plain Greek yogurt, for garnish
This soup puts a twist on classic sweet potato flavors — no Thanksgiving marshmallow casserole here. Instead it brings in curry, coconut milk, and ginger to create a bold soup that might make you reconsider what a sweet potato can be.
In a large pot, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add the ginger, curry powder, and salt and stir to combine. Add the sweet potatoes, vegetable broth, and water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook until the sweet potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes. Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender and purée until smooth. (Or, if you have an immersion blender, you can purée right in the pot.) Return the soup to the pan and place over medium-low heat. Add the coconut milk, half-and-half, and milk and stir to combine. Heat through.
Serve with chopped cilantro and plain Greek yogurt for garnish.