Friday, July 23, 2010

Spicy Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Soup



Since I am on a winter high, I decided to make another soup for dinner. I love love love soups! I can have them for lunch and dinner. Paired with a good bread roll, it doesn't take much to make me a happy gal.

I like my soups really chunky though. It's like I need to bite into something. If I'm not biting, my tummy doesn't feel satisfied! Surely there is some form of research out there that says chewing helps sends messages/signals to the brain that one is eating or full!? hmmm...

I'm not sure where I get the inspiration of this soup from. Personally, I love a good puree soup. It gives you the creamy feeling without the fat! What I have added this time though, is chorizo. I used the Spanish chorizo which gives it a spicy flavour. This soup freezes well. Two portions were frozen and tasted wonderful even after 2 weeks.



Spicy Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Soup (Serves at least 6)
2 spanish chorizo sliced
1 red onion sliced
around 1 kg of sweet potato diced
1 ltre of chicken stock-reduced salt
another 500 ml of water 
1 can of chickpea


Saute sliced chorizo. Drain on paper towel. Cook onions till soft and add sweet potato. Add stock and simmer till sweet potato are nearly cooked. Add 1/2 of the chorizo sausages. Cool.

Blend the mixture up-2 batches if needed. Pour mixture back into stock pot. Simmer again with chickpeas. Taste and season accordingly. Serve with slices of chorizos. 

6 comments:

SIG said...

I love this photo. And what a lovely wintertime soup to warm the tummy. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

That looks like a thick soup that can keep you full and warm during winter.

noobcook said...

Your soup looks so rich. yes, perfect for winter, and the rainy weather here hehe

My Asian Kitchen said...

what a great spanish dish!! should get some chorizo to make this soup too!

tigerfish said...

For soup, I almost can have it any season, even in summer here right now! But of course, such soup brings much more comfort during winter.

wmw said...

Soup looks delicious. I love soups...you knowlah, being Cantonese and all! Hahaha...

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