Thai Sweet Potato

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Seasonal Soups

By Fraser Reid

Published 2019

  • About

It’s the Makrut lime leaves that really make this soup sing, but if you don’t have any you can use a stalk of lemongrass. Either way, feel free to garnish each bowl with some chopped fresh coriander.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2


Heat a pot on a medium-low heat and add the oil or butter. Fry the onion and garlic for 5–10 minutes until soft.

Add the sweet potato, chilli, ginger and lime leaves and give everything a stir.

Pour in 1.2 litres of boiling water and then add the crumbled stock cubes and creamed coc