Another recipe to make use of the Aldi Super Six for this fortnight (ending May 6th), this sweet potato soup is a nice break from my usual carrot and coriander (a go-to flavour combination when I’m cooking root veg). For when they’re not on sale, the sweet potato is easily substituted for something else that has the same sort of syrupy flavour – carrots, butternut squash, parsnip… you’re looking for something toothsome and earthy.
These quantities serve between two and three people, depending on how hungry you are. As ever, prices are Tesco via Mysupermarket, unless otherwise stated. You need:
3 large sweet potatoes (800g) – 49p from Aldi
5 tbsp of Maggi coconut milk powder, plus 1 litre of water* – 20p
OR 1 can of coconut milk, plus enough liquid to make up to 1 litre.
1 tsp Thai Red curry paste – approx 9p (cheaper from Asian supermarkets but avaialble for around £1.89 in Tesco)
(* The powdered milk is very cheap from Clearance XL just now at 59p per box, though it is also available from Tesco for £1.99).
TOTAL: 78p, or 26p per serving
Chop the veg into large chunks, add the curry paste and boil in the coconut milk. When the veg is soft, mash with a potato masher/fork and serve with a scattering of fresh coriander (if you have it) 🙂
I’ll be 100% honest with you here, I love this soup. But… my family hate it. Husband thinks that it’s ’empty’ – that there’s just a hot, sweet hit at the end and that it’s otherwise flavourless. Daughter, just voices her disgust and pushes it around her bowl a bit. It’s something I save to enjoy when there’s just me in the house.
If you do try it and end up with leftovers, blend them into a smooth sauce and use it in place of a jar of curry sauce – fry off your veg and any meat you might fancy using, spoon this over the top and enjoy on a bed of rice.
I’d love to hear from you if you try this – am I right and this is delicious, or is Hsuband entitled to moan? 😉