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Hana Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Curry Candied Ginger

Recipe by Chef Jay Johnson

HANA SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH COCONUT CURRY AND CANDIED GINGER
1 lb local purple sweet potato
1 cup leeks chopped and washed
1 Tbs lemongrass, chopped
1 Tbs ginger peeled, chopped
1 Tbs kaffir lime leaves, chopped
1 Tbs garlic chopped
3 qt cold water
Sea salt to taste

  • Add all ingredients to stock pot and simmer
    till potatoes are tender.
  • Let cool then blend with vita-mix or stick
    blender until desired consistency.
  • Add sea salt to taste and let rest if soup gets
    too thick just add water to a thick creamy consistency.

COCONUT CURRY
2 cups fresh coconut milk
2 Tbs dry curry powder

  • In a sauce pan, combine coconut milk and curry powder.
  • Heat and reduce to half.
  • Garnish: Heat soup and garnish with coconut curry and candied ginger.