Tonight, I decided to make Jamie Oliver's Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup, which I found in my beloved Jamie's Food Revolution cookbook. I seriously love everything I cook out of that book. This soup was so much easier to make than I thought it would be. And it was insanely more delicious than I thought it would be. I figured it would be good, but it absolutely blew me away! And I love that it's made with such simple ingredients.
Did I mention it's absolutely delicious? And that everyone should run out and make this immediately???
There was a tiny snafu in the cooking process. At the end, you have to liquify everything - mix the potatoes and the broth so it's an even consistency. I don't have an immersion blender, so I figured I'd just pour it all into my regular blender. Easier said than done. The soup didn't all fit in there, so I had to do it in two batches. Then, I accidentally hit the "high" button on the blender, and BAM! Soup everywhere!!! The walls, the floor, me! What a mess.
Thank goodness the end result was worth all that mess!
I really am enjoying cooking. The better I get, and the more I experiment with new and different foods, the more satisfying it is. It feels good to be able to create something that I am proud of and enjoy.
Sweet Potato and Chorizo Soup
adapted from Jamie's Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver
1 3/4 lbs sweet potatoes
2 stalks celery
2 medium onions
small bunch of fresh parsley
2 cloves of garlic
1 heaping teaspoon curry powder
7 oz chorizo sausage
salt and pepper
1 3/4 quarts chicken broth
Peel and chop potatoes, carrots, garlic, and onions. Chop celery and parsley. Slice chorizo.
Add the chicken broth to a saucepan. Add chopped ingredients to a second saucepan with a little olive oil and the curry powder. Mix it all together. Cook for 10 minutes covered, but with a vent.
Meanwhile, bring chicken broth to a boil.
When chicken broth begins to boil, add to the rest of the ingredients. Continue to cook uncovered until sweet potatoes are soft (about 10 more minutes).
After the sweet potatoes are soft, use an immersion blender to mix everything until the soup is an even consistency. Then sprinkle with some chili pepper and enjoy!