This Little Piggy Went To Market

15 Apr

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The “Cuckfield Local ” was a lovely event, with lots of gorgeous produce and hand made goodies on offer. It was so enjoyable to see so many families out with their children and baskets (and dogs!) sampling and choosing pies, cakes and bread. I am sure that the sunday lunches in and around Cuckfield today will be the envy of the county, we were spoilt for choice for meats and fish and vegetables, although any plans we may have had to save the divine Italian cheesecake for today’s lunch were abandoned; devoured it straight from the box on the way home!

We had some rays of weak sunshine but towards lunchtime it swiftly turned back to winter and became an afternoon suited only to soup and knitting! I love parsnip soup in any form, whether its combined with the sweetness of leeks and the sharpness of a cox apple or cubed in a barley broth and mopped up with a leek and onion scone, but for a real bowl of sunshine there is nothing to beat Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup.
For a generous potful you will need:

6 Sweet Potatoes chopped or sliced.
3 sliced leeks
1/2 box of creamed coconut or a tin of coconut milk
a mix of spices (turmeric cumin, garlic, paprika coriander mixed into a little tomato puree) or cheat and use a tablespoon of good quality korma curry paste which is just as good.
Salt and Pepper
enough water or stock to cover the vegetables and cone 2/3 of the way up the pan.Sweat the leeks in a little butter and oil
Add the sweet potato and cook for a minute or two
Add the spices or paste and stir in really well
Add the liquid and the coconut (if using the coconut milk use proportionately less
stock or water and season well.
Cook until the sweet potato is very soft and then liquidise. I think it is nicer to liquidise than food process this soup as it lends itself to being velvety smooth.
Serve with warm bread or naan, perfect!

2 Responses to “This Little Piggy Went To Market”

  1. Nona April 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Yum will be trying this one soon.

  2. N. Flood April 17, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    We bought some of your goats cheese and red pepper Filo tarts at the market, just wanted to say they were absolutely delicious! Thanks.

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