Twisted Thai Sweet Potato Soup

This is a delicious soup for a light meal or an energizing post-ski refuel snack. Good hot or cold, it incorporates the delicious velvety goodness of sweet potato, smooth coconut and the nuanced flavours of the Twisted Gourmet’s new Twisted Thai Blend.

Ingredients:

2 medium sweet potato, peeled & cubed

1 small carrot, cubed

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp fresh garlic, grated

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Tbsp Twisted Gourmet Twisted Thai Seasoning Blend

1 carton salt free chicken stock (900 ml) Substitute vegetable stock if preferred

1/2 can – 1 can of full fat coconut milk to taste

1 lime

2 tsp raw cane sugar

Method:

In a good sized stock pot or cast iron dutch oven, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Sauté  onion ’til it begins to soften. Add garlic and ginger, sauté another minute or two.

Add the Twisted Gourmet Twisted Thai blend seasoning to pan, stir to warm and release fragrance. Add sweet potato and carrot cubes, then add the stock.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes until vegetables are soft and cooked through. Remove from heat.

Using  an immersion blender, or carefully transfer hot soup into blender. Process until the soup is smooth. Add coconut milk – less or more, depending on your preference and dietary concerns, (though the fat in coconut milk is the good kind of fat). Juice the lime and add it along with the sugar. Blend again until all additions are well incorporated.

Serve garnished with coconut milk and lime or green onion. Enjoy!

 

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Yukon Wild Mushroom Blend Orzo

Do you love risotto? I do, but it tasked time to make. This is a wonderful alternative.. a quick and delicious side dish, so good you’ll want to eat it straight out of the pan. Blend will be in stores by early May 2016.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Twisted Gourmet Yukon Wild Mushroom Blend (NEW!)

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)

1 cup uncooked Orzo

2 cups chicken stock (plus approx. 1/4 cup as needed)

 

Method:

Over medium heat, melt butter in a medium deep sauce pan (2 inch deep fry pan)

Once butter is melted, add the Twisted Gourmet Yukon Wild Mushroom spice and tomato halves; sauté for 2-3 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and everything smells delicious.

Add orzo, stir to blend butter and spices throughout the pasta. Stir in stock and simmer over medium/low heat. As orzo cooks, stir occasionally. Stock will be absorbed and evaporate; add a bit of stock if orzo begins to stick. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is cooked and most of the sauce has reduced.

Serve… try to share but make no promises…

wild mushroom blend measured tomato halves orzo 1 cup    orzo in pan

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