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Friday, November 5, 2010

Caribbean Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Chowder

Ok first off I must say, I only subscribe to 2 magazines!! Cooking Light and Food Network....and I love them both!! So every month I get my magazines in the mail and I sit down and go through all the recipes and cut out the ones I am pretty sure I will use. When I was going through Cooking Lights Jan/Feb issue I came across this little gem!!
This soup......or chowder as they call it has an absolutely lovely flavor to it. It is packed with healthy things and even looks beautiful. I made a few changes to adapt to what I had on hand. It came out so good and even my teenage boys loved it. That is a hard enough task to accomplish!!
Caribbean Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Chowder
2 tsp olive oil
3 peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
4 cloves garlic, grated on micro plane
2 tsp peeled fresh ginger, grated on micro plane
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground curry
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbls brown sugar (I used agave, because I don't use sugar)
4 cups chicken broth
2 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 cup frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 packages Turkey Italian Sausage, chopped
Heat oil in dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes until cooked almost completely. Add next next 6 ingredients through ginger. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in next 4 ingredients through cinnamon and cook for 30 seconds. Add broth and agave or sugar. Add thyme and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in tomatoes and corn and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cilantro and stir. Discard bay leaves. Yield six servings

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