Creamy Choi Soup

Creamy Choi Soup

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Creamy Choi Soup
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Serves: 4
Serve this creamy soup as a starter or add a sandwich to make a warm lunch.
Ingredients
  • 1 T peanut oil
  • 1⁄2 c chopped scallions, divided use
  • 3 clv garlic, minced
  • 2 t coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 lb choi, any kind, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 3 c vegetable stock or water
  • 3⁄4 t salt
  • 1⁄4 t each freshly ground black pepper and hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 t toasted sesame oil
  • 2 T sour cream
Instructions
  1. Heat the peanut oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Set aside a couple tablespoons of scallions for a garnish.
  3. Add the remaining scallions, garlic, and ginger to the pot.
  4. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the choi and potato.
  5. Pour in the stock or water and add the salt, pepper, and hot pepper flakes to taste. Increase the heat and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the potato is tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the pot from heat.
  7. Stir in the toasted sesame oil.
  8. Transfer the soup to a food processor or a blender and purée.
  9. Ladle soup into individual bowls. Garnish each bowl with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped scallion. Serve immediately.

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