Spicy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

Spicy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

This Spicy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup is so easy to make, but if you’re in a hurry you can make it even easier by using prepared frozen vegetables. I often do that if I’m putting it together on a weeknight. I love that this is light, creamy and spicy.

I’m going to write down two measurements for the red Thai curry paste, because they can differ so greatly. If you’re using typical supermarket Thai curry paste then they tend to be incredibly weak compared to their world food aisle alternatives.

For example, when I make this with Blue Dragon Thai Red Curry Paste, I use 4 Tbsp. However,  when I make this with Mae Ploy Red Curry Paste, I use 1 tsp. Yes, that’s right, a TEASPOON! Spicy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

It’s only around £4 for a whole 1kg too, so it lasts forever and saves you a small fortune compared to the supermarket brands.

So, my best recommendation is to start with a light hand. You can always add more, but you cannot take it away. 

AuthorVivre Le RêveDifficultyBeginner

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients
 2 tbsp Butter
 1 Onion
 4 tbsp Red Thai Curry Paste
 450 g Carrots (Fresh or Frozen)
 340 g Sweet potato (Fresh or Frozen)
 750 ml Chicken Stock
 400 ml Full Fat Coconut Milk
 Salt & Pepper To Taste
Optional Garnishes
 Coriander
 Extra Coconut Milk
 Chilli Sauce

Method
1

Chop the onion and add it to a large pan along with the butter. Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent.

2

Then, add the Thai curry paste and continue to sauté for about a minute more.

3

While the onion is sautéing, peel and chop the sweet potato into approximately 1 inch cubes. Add the sweet potato to the pot after the curry paste has sautéed, and continue to cook the sweet potatoes while you peel and slice the carrots. Add the carrots to the pan as you chop them.

4

Next, add the chicken stock to the pan, stir to combine, place the lid on top, and turn the heat up to medium-high.

5

Allow the soup to come to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring every now and then.

6

After 30 minutes the sweet potatoes and carrots should be extremely soft and they should be starting to fall apart.

7

Turn the heat off and remove the pan from the hob to help it cool down quicker.

8

Add the coconut milk and stir to combine. You can reserve a tablespoon or two of the coconut milk to garnish the finished soup, if you like.

9

Use an immersion blender, or allow the soup to cool further and carefully purée in batches using a traditional blender. Once the soup is puréed, give it a taste and add salt or pepper if desired. Depending on the stock you've used, there's a good chance that it will be salty enough. Garnish your Spicy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with fresh coriander and chilli sauce, if desired.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 tbsp Butter
 1 Onion
 4 tbsp Red Thai Curry Paste
 450 g Carrots (Fresh or Frozen)
 340 g Sweet potato (Fresh or Frozen)
 750 ml Chicken Stock
 400 ml Full Fat Coconut Milk
 Salt & Pepper To Taste
Optional Garnishes
 Coriander
 Extra Coconut Milk
 Chilli Sauce

Directions

Method
1

Chop the onion and add it to a large pan along with the butter. Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent.

2

Then, add the Thai curry paste and continue to sauté for about a minute more.

3

While the onion is sautéing, peel and chop the sweet potato into approximately 1 inch cubes. Add the sweet potato to the pot after the curry paste has sautéed, and continue to cook the sweet potatoes while you peel and slice the carrots. Add the carrots to the pan as you chop them.

4

Next, add the chicken stock to the pan, stir to combine, place the lid on top, and turn the heat up to medium-high.

5

Allow the soup to come to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring every now and then.

6

After 30 minutes the sweet potatoes and carrots should be extremely soft and they should be starting to fall apart.

7

Turn the heat off and remove the pan from the hob to help it cool down quicker.

8

Add the coconut milk and stir to combine. You can reserve a tablespoon or two of the coconut milk to garnish the finished soup, if you like.

9

Use an immersion blender, or allow the soup to cool further and carefully purée in batches using a traditional blender. Once the soup is puréed, give it a taste and add salt or pepper if desired. Depending on the stock you've used, there's a good chance that it will be salty enough. Garnish your Spicy Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with fresh coriander and chilli sauce, if desired.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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