coconut sweet potato soup, what's for dinner

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

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Taido and I had this wonderful coconut sweet potato soup in a restaurant on a date recently that we loved.  It was so dreamy that we sat at the table a long time and tried to figure out everything that was in it.  We made a list so later I could try to duplicate it.

This is the creation I came up with and we thought it was a keeper for sure.  The shallots and the cream are key.  SO richly delicious!!

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

2 tablespoons butter

2 shallots, peeled and diced

4-5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced

4 cups chicken broth

1 can coconut milk

1/4 cup whipping cream

dash of cayenne pepper

salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in dutch oven, add shallots until softened (about 5 minutes).  Add sweet potatoes.  Stir to coat with butter and shallots.  Then add chicken broth and coconut milk.  Simmer until potatoes are soft.  Blend with immersion blender in the dutch oven or place in a blender until smooth.  Season with cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.  Stir in cream just before serving.

Makes about 4 large bowls.