A mug of nourishing roasted root vegetable soup with a spicy Thai kick to savour on a chilly day. Make a batch of this recipe at the weekend, and you’ll have some warming lunches to look forward to during the week.
You don’t have to roast the sweet potato and carrots, but it does bring out a lovely rounded sweetness that sits well with the flavours from the red curry paste. There’s a tin of coconut milk in this recipe, which is a tad indulgent but not only does it result in a silky sweet finish but it also means a portion of this will fill you right up for the afternoon.
The firefighter is proper poorly, totally laid out with some horrible viral bug that’s turned him into a coughing shadow of his former strapping self. So I made this soup to breathe a bit of life back into him. He’s no better sadly, but he is enjoying the soup!
Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour
1 large sweet potato
3 large carrots
red thai curry paste
1 x 400ml coconut milk
400ml vegetable stock
Coriander, to serve
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Peel and chop the vegetables into large chunks and put in a large bowl. Add a tablespoon of red curry paste along with a glug or two of sunflower oil then toss to coat.
2. Turn out onto a baking tray and then roast in the oven for 30-40mins. Once done transfer into a saucepan with the coconut milk and vegetable stock and another teaspoon of red curry paste. Bring to the boil and then turn down and simmer gently for 15 minutes to allow the flavours to mingle.
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool a little before blitzing with a blender until ultra smooth. Serve with freshly chopped coriander and crusty bread on the side.
Cook yourself better!
What do YOU cook for your loved ones when they need a bit of TLC? I asked my blogging friends for their restorative recipes and here’s what they suggested…
1. Carrot and Coriander Soup – Fab Food 4 All
2. Tartes Aux Oignons – Croque Maman
3. Goulash Soup – My Custard Pie
4. Honey Baked Ricotta with Figs, Thyme and Granola – Franglais Kitchen
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Soup – Ren Behan
6. Creamy Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup – Tinned Tomatoes
7. Moong Bean Dhal – Gujarati Girl