Thai-Syle Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup
Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://wickedwhisk.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/thai-syle-chicken-and-sweet-potato-soup/
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Marc & Kelly Marino
I came home from work one evening in a little bit of a funk. I was tired from a long day, it was cold outside, and it was one of those days where I drove both to and from work in the dark. However, all of my crankiness evaporated when I walked into the kitchen. There was a big pot of soup bubbling on the stove and the whole house smelled like a Thai restaurant tinged with lime and coconut.
Marc is a real soup nut… he would eat it everyday if I agreed to it. On this cold night he was craving something a little different, something that was a little Asian and a little Caribbean. This soup was the culmination of those cravings and as good as it smelled, it tasted even better.
There was a nice meatiness from chicken and mushrooms, sweetness from sweet potato and coconut, a little nuttiness from peanut butter, and some tang from a lime. It was a perfect balance of the different flavors and just the thing to return my mood to its normally cheerful state. So if you find yourself in need of a little cheering up, just whip a pot of this soup, inhale the savory-sweet smell, and dig in. I guarantee you will feel better immediately.
Thai-Style Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup
From the mind of Marc