Creamy Sweet Potato and Candied Ginger Soup

I had this one huge ugly sweet potato. I know it had to be at least 2 pounds although I never weighed it.
I had no idea what I was doing with it but messed around a while and figured on soup.
It came out very good so I figured I would send the link to A Veggie Venture for the Soup, Glorious Soup! event.

Creamy Sweet Potato and Candied Ginger Soup.
It is a little sweet so don’t leave out the nuts. They sort of balance the sweetness.

2 pounds sweet potatoes (2-3 pounds maybe)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot — minced
1 clove garlic — minced
3 cups skim milk
1 cinnamon stick — 2″
4 pieces candied ginger root — chopped
4 tablespoons pine nuts (pignolia) — toasted
salt to taste

Bake your sweet potatoes in the microwave and allow to cool a bit before you peel them.

In a saute pan fry your shallot and garlic for a couple of minutes then add your milk.

Add the ginger and cinnamon stick and allow the mixture to steep about 10 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.

Put your peeled sweet potatoes in a food processor and pour the milk mixture slowly through the tube while running. Process until smooth and creamy. Salt to taste.

Toast your pine nuts in a dry pan on the stove top and then garnish the soup in serving bowls while still warm.

You can add a bit more milk if too thick before serving. Like I said I didn’t really weigh the ugly sweet potato.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan from Food "Blogga"
    Feb 17, 2007 @ 09:14:46

    Well, your sweet potato went from ugly to gorgeous! Beautiful photo and delicious recipe. Thanks for the tip about the pine nuts. I just love ’em.

    Reply

  2. Alanna
    Feb 17, 2007 @ 10:07:03

    Oh that’s so pretty! I’m loving how the entries for Soup’s On range from ‘I had this sweet potato/whatever and so made this’ to ‘This has been a family favorite for years’. That must be why we all love soup so much, yes? Thanks so much for your contribution to Soup’s On, the new links will be live in a few minutes so stop on by!

    Reply

  3. Jeff
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 12:42:40

    mmm…sweet potatoes and ginger…great combo!

    Reply

  4. Christine
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 13:00:07

    Wow this sounds amazing! I love sweet potato-anything!

    Reply

  5. veron
    Feb 19, 2007 @ 17:54:31

    You never know what beauty is hiding behind the “beast”. Looks like a hearty soup for the winter!

    Reply

  6. the chocolate lady
    Feb 21, 2007 @ 22:14:24

    Wow, how very lovely! I just made a sweet potato ginger soup too, but with white sweet potatoes. I will try to put up the recipe tomorrow.

    Reply

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    Aug 03, 2007 @ 18:31:14

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  8. Music-Band
    Aug 05, 2007 @ 12:29:31

    Hey

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