Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spinach Soup With Sweet Potato

Spinach is a fast-cooking vegetable and packed with nutrients. It can be stir-fried and it can be cooked in soup. This is one in thousands my mom's recipe, which I have always loved and will always hold close to my heart. Who hate mom's cook..? No one right

So today I'm going to share a simple recipe which is spinach soup (also known as Bayam Masak Air). It is a simple spinach soup, with all in a bowl and one dominant flavor of anchovies with a hint of black pepper and this had always been our entire favorite. So here we go, Spinach Soup with Sweet Potato. Oh I’m on diet.
A bunch of red spinach 

5 Big garlic cloves - cloves separated, peeled and halved
1 Onion chopped
Black pepper to add taste. Thank You McDonald's
A handful of dried anchovies
2 Small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

The method is simple. First, add water to a sauce pan. Add the halved garlic cloves, black pepper and anchovies, bring the water to boil. Secondly, add sweet potatoes and onion, cook till onions are soft at medium heat. Cover and cook till the potatoes are soft but not mushy.
While waiting the broth boiling, rinse the red spinach and pluck at the stems. Discard old or thick stems. 

By the time I’m finished with the red spinach, my broth is boiling. Uncover and add the red spinach leaves. You may season the soup with a tiny bit of salt depending on the saltiness of the anchovies. Cover it back and switch off the heat. And you’ve done! 

This spinach soup with sweet potatoes is wonderfully light and nutritious. Its reddish color in a result. I love it.

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