Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup

Sweet-Potato-Soup.jpgThis Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup is so chock-full of the good stuff, it literally burned up the immersion blender. No matter, squishing harder thru the sieve produced the chili-good results.

The lime puts it over the top in my book. And that dollop of sour cream. Now that it’s the new year, and we’re all in need of eating lighter (yes, I am speaking for YOU as well as me), let’s go for soup.

Sweet Potato, Chili and Lime Soup from our Gourmet Club class

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, about 4, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 jalapeno chilies, cut in half lengthwise, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 poblano chilies, roasted*, peeled and chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes or more, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Lime wedges

In a 4-quart pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Sauté onions and garlic until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.

Add sweet potatoes and chicken broth to the onion mixture and bring to a simmer, cook until sweet potatoes are soft and easy to crush against the side of the pot with a fork, about 20 minutes.

Add jalapenos and poblano chilies to the soup; simmer 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, mix chopped cilantro with olive oil. Set aside.

Puree soup with an immersion blender, and then strain through a mesh strainer.  Stir in lime juice, salt and pepper.  Reheat, if necessary.

To serve, pour soup into bowls, drizzle the cilantro oil mixture on top, add sour cream.  Serves 6.

* To roast poblanos: Place on a cookie sheet. Cook in a 350 degree F oven (or over a stovetop flame with tongs) about 8 to 10 minutes per side, or until the skin is has big bubbles and is blackened.  Set aside to cool.  Once cool, wearing gloves or hands in plastic bags, pinch the skin off, and scoop out the seeds.

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1 Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen January 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Wow Patti! This has some of my favorite ingredients in it. Yummy! I love the combo of sweet/spicy/tart. I bet that splash of lime juice is the perfect compliment to the other flavors. And because I am indeed trying to lose a few holiday pounds, I’ll be topping it with a touch of Greek yogurt. Can’t wait to try this!

2 sippitysup January 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

That’s a pretty sophisticated group of flavors. Mighty beguiling in fact! Happy 12 2 U… GREG

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