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Tropical Bisque

Tropical BisqueRecipe courtesy of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound NC sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 pound white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a stock pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a food processor and blend until very smooth. Return the mixture to the stock pot. Add milk, buttermilk and lime juice. Heat soup to serving temperature.
  3. Garnish individual bowls with cilantro.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 157; Total Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Sodium: 347mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.