This an interesting recipe I have borrowed from a great actor I know in London called Mel Raido. I tasted this soup and was fairly surprised by the heat. The combination of ginger and habanero seems to amplify the intense heat generated in this soup. I believe the recipe has Gallician/Cuban origins. The soups simplicity is a measure of its excellence, it is very hot and very healthy.
4 allspice cracked
1 nutmeg for grating
1 kg sweet potato
2 shallots finely chopped
1 leek, 4 garlic cloves
1 stick of celery
1 red habanero pepper, diced
1 red pepper roasted and skinned
sprigs of flat parsley for chopping
1 Lt of smoked pork rib and chicken stock
salt and pepper
1 small chunk of fresh ginger grated
- gently fry the shallot, leek, celery, garlic, ginger and chilli until soft. Add the potato and sauté for 10-15 minutes, add the garlic, red pepper and stock.
- Add the cracked allspice and grated nutmeg
- bring to the boil, season and simmer gently for 25 minutes.