(my slightly healthier version = a little less saturated fat, more veg)
Jamie’s ingredients: 2 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, 2 medium onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 800g of sweet potatoes, 200g of chorizo sausage, a small bunch of fresh parsley, olive oil, 1 heaped teaspoon curry powder, 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes, preferably organic, sea sat and freshly ground black pepper, 1 fresh chilli
My additions / changes: I had 1500g of butternut squash and onion squash (after removing skin and seeds) so I basically doubled the quantities of all other ingredients. I didn’t have a fresh chilli so I used chilli powder. Also added a bit of turmeric. I had a big tomato and a courgette in the fridge, left over from the ratatouille I made before so I put them in too. Oh and I used shallots instead of onions, they are a bit sweeter. I used only about 150g of chorizo.
To make the soup: Peel and slice all the ingredients. Put a large pan on a high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil (I added a bit more). Add all your chopped and sliced ingredients with the curry powder and mix together with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes with the lid askew, until the carrots have softened, but are still holding their shape, and the onion is lightly golden. Put the stock cubes into a jug or pan and pour in 1.8 litres of boiling water from the kettle (adjusting quantity of water and stock cubes depending on the quantity of the other ingredients). Stir until the stock cubes are dissolved, then add to the vegetables. Give the soup a good stir and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the sweet potato or butternut squash is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. (Before the next step, if you like your soup a bit thick, you can remove some of the cooking water with a ladle, to a glass, and add some back later for a perfect thickness according to your taste). Using a hand blender or liquidizer, pulse the soup until smooth and scatter over a little finely chopped chilli (or chilli powder). Deeeeelicious!