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TARO CILANTRO SOUP

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds of taro

4 cups homemade chicken stock or broth 

Juice of half a lemon 

½ bunch kale, stems removed and roughly chopped.

½ bunch fresh cilantro roots, stems and leaves.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

7 cloves crushed garlic 

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

METHOD:

1. Peel and cut taro into 1” cubes.

2. Heat broth in a deep pan and add taro. lemon juice and boil about 25 minutes or until tender.

3. In a large fry pan add ½ cup water and the chopped kale and cilantro along with the salt and pepper. 

4. Stir over high heat until the kale has wilted. Transfer the kale-cilantro mixture to a blender and puree.

5. Melt butter in a frying pan, add garlic and fry until beginning to brown. 

6. Add the pureed greens and cook for a further 5 minutes.

7. Add the kale mixture to the taro and bring to a boil. Serve and enjoy.