I have a new love in my life; it's actually bordering on an obsession. It's my new Vitamix. I spent the longest time harboring a lingering curiosity about what could possibly warrant the outrageous cost of a blender, but I finally bit the bullet after doing a lot of research on everything this mighty little machine can do. Soups, smoothies, nut butters, nut milk, frappe coffees... and on and on and on. I was so excited to make my first soup that I actually had the ingredients ready and waiting for when UPS made their delivery. Needless to say, you'll be seeing a lot of crap thrown into a blender in the near future.
I've had a Thai curry twist on butternut squash soup before, but as I see myself making that a lot in the future, and sweet potatoes are perfectly in season, I decided to switch it up just a bit. This soup is crazy easy to make (even with a normal blender, I dare say), and was crazy delicious. Like, a new favorite delicious. It's spicy and sweet and rich and velvety... in other words, make a lot because it will go fast.
|Me committing a crime against the rooster by using anything but real Sriracha. At least it's Trader Joe's though.|
Thai Curry Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup
1 T. coconut oil
1 cup sweet onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 jalapeno, chopped with seeds removed
3.5 T. Thai masaman curry paste (can also use red or panang curry paste)
1 large sweet potato (the bigger the better, or two mediums of course), peeled and chopped
3 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided
14 oz. can of coconut milk
1/2 t. salt
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
Cilantro for garnish, if desired
Sriracha for garnish, if desired
- Heat oil in a large saucepan (one that has a lid) over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onion and sauté until it begins to soften. Add curry paste and stir to coat onions.
- Add garlic and jalapeno, sauté for about a minute.
- Add sweet potato, 2.5 cups of broth, the coconut milk, and salt. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
- Add the soup to your blender (bit by bit if using a normal blender, all at once with Vitamix). Add the peanut butter and blend until smooth. Test the soup for texture, and blend in remaining broth if desired.
- Garnish with cilantro and Sriracha.