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Sweet Potato and Fish Chowder   HT  SP  West Indian  55mins


Serves 4   Hot   Fish   Vegetable  Vegetables Soup   Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless Caribbean  West Indies  North America


1 tbsp Olive Oil 
1 Onion, coarsely chopped
350g/12oz Sweet Potato, cut into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes 
1 Carrot,  chopped
1.1L/40fl.oz. Fresh Fish Stock 
175g/6oz firm White Fish Fillets, cut into bite-size pieces 
1 teasp freshly chopped  Oregano 
1/2 teasp freshly grated Nutmeg 
120ml/4fl.oz. Single Cream 

Freshly chopped coriander to garnish




1. Heat  the oil in medium saucepan, add the onion and sauté until softened.


2. Add the potato and carrot and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes then add the stock, bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes or until the potato is cooked. 


3. Allow the soup to cool a little then transfer to a blender or food processor and process  until smooth. 


4. Return the mixture to the pan, add the fish, oregano and nutmeg. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover  and simmer for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked. 


5.  Stir in the cream and continue to simmer, stirring all the time, until soup is heated through. Do not boil. 


6. To serve - transfer to warmed soup bowls/plats and sprinkle with the chopped coriander. Serve hot. 



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