Saturday, November 15, 2008

soup weather!

thank goodness for nan, because lentil soup is one of the more unattractive foods...

lentil, coconut, and spinach soup
adapted from celia brooks brown's new vegetarian

2/3 c. lentils, rinsed (the original recipe calls for puy, i used brown)
4 c. vegetable stock
1 onion, chopped
handful of baby carrots, chopped
2 ribs of celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 t. cumin
1 can coconut milk
3 tbs. soy sauce
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
a couple a handfuls of baby spinach, roughly chopped
cock sauce (as sriracha is known colloquially as in the U.S., according to wikipedia (i had to look up the spelling). i've always called it rooster sauce, but cock sauce is so much better... and no, i'm not 13 years old)
salt and pepper (i used my favorite, hawaiian smoked salt)
olive oil

in a large pot saute onions in olive oil until they begin to get translucent. add garlic, carrots and celery. cook a few minutes, stirring.
remove vege from pot and add the lentils with enough water to cover them. boil for ten minutes.
return vege to pot. add cumin, sweet potato, coconut milk, soy sauce, and stock.
simmer 20-30 minutes, making sure that potatoes are soft.
puree about half of the soup in a blender, return to pot.
season with sriracha, salt, pepper and then stir in spinach.
double check seasoning and serve with nan. (which i sprinkled with smoked paprika)



mouse (aka kimy) said...

it might look unattractive but sure sounds yummy! any leftovers?????

artgirl said...

it was yummy. thanks again! lentil soup never really looks pretty.