Sweet potato mushroom soup
beef stock, mushrooms, roasted garlic, sweet potatoes
A hearty potato mushroom soup, great for the winter months. The sweet potato, mushrooms, and leeks add their own distinctive notes to the underlying beef stock. Though don't underestimate the contribution of the roasted garlic.
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fresh shiitake mushrooms
stalks and off-cuts from the button mushrooms
freshly ground black pepper
large sweet potatoes
You could leave this out, but it does add a great texture
On the side
Wipe or rinse the shiitake mushrooms and mushroom off-cuts to remove any grit.
Reserve 1/2 cup of cold beef stock and whisk in the egg yolks. Set aside.
Add the beef stock, fish sauce, pepper, shiitake mushrooms and mushroom off-cuts to a saucepan.
Bring the stock and mushrooms to the boil then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 40 minutes.
Strain the broth and check seasoning. Add salt if necessary.
Set aside to cool a little.
Smear the sweet potatoes and garlic in olive oil and roast in the oven for 1 hour at 180 deg.
Instructions for roasting garlic
Brown the gnocchi in a little oil and set aside.
Dice the button mushrooms and saute in 10 g butter until soft (about 7 minutes). Set aside.
Clean and finely dice the leeks (the white and light green portion).
Saute the diced leeks in 10 g butter until soft, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
Allow the roasted sweet potatoes and garlic to cool a little after finished roasting.
Peel the sweet potatoes then dice into 10mm x 10mm pieces.
Squeeze the cloves of garlic out of the head, trying to keep them intact.
On the side
Slice the baguettes length wise.
Sprinkle with finely chopped spring onions and grated cheese.
Bake in the oven at 180 degC until the cheese is melted.
Stir the egg yolks into the broth and bring back to a simmer. The yolks will cause the broth to thicken a little.
Add the diced sweet potatoes, leeks, button mushrooms, and gnocchi (if using) into the broth. Bring back to a simmer and simmer for 10 more minutes.
Spoon the broth and vegetables into a bowl, add several cloves of roasted garlic, and serve with a baguette.
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