After shoes, the way to my heart is food.
This soup makes me happy.
Not just cause it requires only 3 ingredients (yes I said 3), or because it takes about 20 minutes to make, but mainly because it’s absolutely superb. It’s so easy to make but tastes like a complicated dish. If you don’t like coconut milk (which makes you an alien in Tega-world) you will not like this soup.
The coconut taste is definitely the most prominent in this dish.
1 extra-large sweet potato
about 3/4 cup water
1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded & chopped
1 14-ounce can coconut milk
1/4 cup parsley
1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Steam potatoes via preferred method (I used a steamer basket, it’s just as easy as using a microwave).
- Transfer cooked potatoes to a blender or food processor, add the red pepper, coconut milk, and blend on high power until very smooth and creamy.
- Taste the soup and wait five minutes before seasoning it, and if desired season to taste. [Original recipe didn't call for any seasoning, but there's something about being raised with pepper soup. If it's not corn chowder (or something creamy), I like my soup spicy.]
- Garnish with finely diced red peppers and parsley leaves.
Excuse the miniature pictures. My memory card decided it absolutely wanted to format or it wouldn’t function earlier this week. I had to get a recovery program in order to get my pictures back, I was excited for a bit till i realized enlarging my pictures made them look grainy Looks like I got thumbnails. Oh well. C’est La Vie.
Adapted from Averie Cooks