Sweet Potato-Carrot Soup
Roasting brings out the sweetness in the potatoes and carrots, enhancing the flavor of the thick puree. Each garnish adds a different personality.
- 1 Tbs canola oil
- 1 1/4 lbs Beauregard, Garnet, or Jewel yam, cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1 large carrot, cut in 1 inch pieces
- 1 Fuji apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 pieces
- 1 Tbs unsalted butter or canola oil
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 3 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Garnish with 1 Tbls per serving from among: cranberries
- sauteed sliced mushrooms
- flaked hot smoked salmon
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Rub the oil over the yam, carrot, and apple to coat them. Spread them in 1 layer on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes. When cool enough to handle, lift the peels off the sweet potato pieces.
- Heat the butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the shallot until soft, 5 minutes. Add the roasted vegetables, apple, and broth. When the liquid boils, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the carrot is soft, 20 minutes.
- Puree the soup in a blender. Season it to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into 4 deep soup bowls, garnish as preferred, and serve.
- Garnish suggestions:Cranberries: Homemade or canned chunky relish adds tangy contrast
- Sauteed sliced mushrooms: Bring out the root vegetables' earthy flavor
- Flaked hot smoked salmon: Also called kippered salmon, it adds richness
Copyright 2005 by Dana Jacobi
Nutrition Note: Nutrition Facts calculated using canola oil rather than unsalted butter.
Calories from Fat 75 (20%)
(13%)Total Fat 9g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrate 72g
(41%)Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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