This West African Sweet Potato and Smoked Turkey Soup is the perfect way to put some leftover turkey to use in this creamy and aromatic comfort food.

 

This West African Sweet Potato and Smoked Turkey Soup is the perfect way to put some leftover turkey to use in this creamy and aromatic comfort food.

 

Thanksgiving has come and gone. And in the aftermath of all the stuffed and roasted turkeys, I am treating myself to tis deliciously simple sweet potato and smoked turkey soup. Smoky, aromatic and filling is how i describe this dish, inspired by West African sweet potato soup. Traditionally in certain parts of West Africa, this dish would include peanut butter, similar to the prolific West African peanut curry recipe.

 

In this recipe, in addition to the peanut butter,  I also used sweet potato mash as well to add some body to the soup. Then, for the pièce de résistance, I have topped the soup with pan-fried bacon. Think earthy, smoky, salty flavours all jumping at you. This soup is not for the calorie counter. This soup is decadent and luxurious.

 

So go on. Live a little..

 


 

West African Sweet Potato & Smoked Turkey Soup
West African Sweet Potato & Smoked Turkey Soup
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This West African Sweet Potato and Smoked Turkey Soup is the perfect way to put some leftover turkey to use in this creamy and aromatic comfort food.
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
West African Sweet Potato & Smoked Turkey Soup
West African Sweet Potato & Smoked Turkey Soup
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This West African Sweet Potato and Smoked Turkey Soup is the perfect way to put some leftover turkey to use in this creamy and aromatic comfort food.
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Pan fry the bacon rashers until they are brown and crispy. Remove from pan and finger-shred the bacon. Cover and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil and fry the ginger, garlic, onions, chilli pepper, along with the spices (paprika, cumin, coriander) and sweet potatoes, stirring constantly until the onions are soft and coloured. This should take approx. 5 - 7 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chicken stock and bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer covered for approx. 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the peanut butter and allow to simmer.
  4. Place a few cubes of sweet potatoes from the pot in a bowl and mash. Return the mash to the pot, adding the smoked turkey and bacon at the same time. Stir to distribute the mash and meats and allow to simmer for 5 mins.
  5. Garnish with the chopped parsley, and serve with a piece of granary bread.

 

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Nutrition Facts
West African Sweet Potato & Smoked Turkey Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1146mg 48%
Potassium 1209mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 15g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 491%
Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 9%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

The information shown is an estimate, and does not replace a professional nutritionist’s advice.

 


 

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