I loved making this Soup. It was like taking a step back to Thanksgiving 💛 Complete accident too. I’d started out just making my favourite Sweet potato Lentil and Harissa soup. But realised I was had no Harissa left. Rookie mistake Robinson. But as my sweet potatoes were already happily bubbling away, desperation seemed to inspire creativity. And off to the garden I went for some new ideas… And voila, this pretty little creation was born.
Pairing Sweetpoatoes with fresh Sage and Parsley reminded me of the ingredients I used on my thanksgiving table, and of course it’s not Thanksgiving without Cranberries.. so that’s what I went with. Trust me guys. Would I lead you astray!?
Yep. Sweetpotato. Lentils. Stock. Parsley. Sage. Cranberries. It’s that simple. 💛 All the flavour, non of the fuss.
You all know my affinity with large bowls of food and this recipe was no exception. A large bowl of soup, snuggled up in the warm, favorite book to hand or film on tele. Hygge at it’s finest. (By the way. Does anyone know how to pronounce that?! ).
And by the way, fried Sage leaves? I’m in love. Crispy little bites of deliciousness 💚 if you have not tried them I promise they will not disappoint. They really work brilliantly here I hope you love them as much as I do.
So here we are;
Recipe makes 2 big bowls
2 Sweet Poatoes
1/3 Cup Red Lentils
5-6 Cups Vegetable stock
1 tsp Honey
Bunch of Sage
1 Clove Garlic
Bunch of Parsley
1-2 tbs Oil (I used avocado)
Peel and chop the sweetpotato, pop in to a medium saucepan with the lentils and stock.
Take the bunch of sage and separate into two halves. Tie one bunch together with kitchen twine to make a mini bouquet garni. Pop into the pan carefully along with the peeled clove of garlic. Cook 30 minutes or so until everything is tender. Topping up with stock if necessary. Remove the now destroyed bouquet garni and discard.
Puree everything until a nice smooth consistency, at this point add salt and a tsp of honey. Then return to the pan to keep warm while you make the crispy sage leaves. I promise this step is worth it.
Put a small frying pan on to heat and heat up the oil you’re using. Once oil is hot, add the leaves a few at a time until deep green and crisped up. Removed with a slotted spoon too some kitchen roll. You’re effectively shallow frying the leaves.
Pop the soup into two bowls and top happily with Parsely, Cranberries, Seeds and last but not least, the crispy Sage leaves.
Love to know what you think of this one!