This Cameroon coconut soup is easy to make and really tasty. The coconut is subtle and adds a lovely creaminess to it. I added some hot pepper to spice it up a bit, it was a lovely soup. The combination of leeks and onions made for some great flavor.
Serve as part of your Cameroon meal or it would make a wonderful lunch on its own some nice crusty bread.
Soupe à la Noix de Coco Camerounaise (Cameroon Coconut Soup)
A lovely creamy coconut soup flavored with leeks. This Cameroon Coconut soup recipe is perfect as a starter or would make a nice light lunch.
- 4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into pieces
- 2 onions peeled and sliced
- 2 leeks washed and sliced
- 1 coconut
- ½ cube of butter
- 1 cup coconut milk
- salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Break open the coconut, extract the flesh and remove the brown papery layer from the outside.
Grate the coconut flesh then set aside.
Melt the butter in a pan, add the onions and leeks and fry for about 6 minutes or until soft.
Pour over 750ml of lightly-salted water then add the potatoes and the grated coconut flesh.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook gently for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly then process in a blender until smooth.
Return to the pan, stir in the coconut milk and season with black pepper.
Allow to warm through then divide the mixture between four warmed soup bowls and serve hot.
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