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Sweet Potato Curry Soup

The Perfect Soup for any Adventure

 Who doesn’t love ending their night in the backcountry or camping with some warm soup?! This recipe is not only easy to make in large batches, but it’s delicious, inexpensive, and forgiving on what goes into it. The ingredients can easily be adjusted to one’s taste or what you might have in your pantry. Soup is excellent for dehydrating and saves you a ton of weight when carrying it on your back!

Season

Fall / Winter

Servings

4-6 people

Approx. Cost

$ 3 per person

Weight Savings

22lb-1.5lb

Ingredients

2tsp canola oil

1 medium chopped yellow onion OR (½ cup chopped shallots)

3 cups of cubed peeled sweet potatoes

1-2 cups of chopped carrots

1TB grated ginger

1/2tsp cinnamon

2tsp curry powder

3 cups of water OR (less-sodium chicken broth)

1/2tsp salt

Directions

curry_actions_combinedHeat oil over medium-high heat in a large soup pot.

Add onion/shallots, sauté for about 3 min.

Add sweet potato, carrots, ginger, cinnamon, curry power, and continue sautéing for 2-3minutes.

Add water/broth and bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer soup for 25min or until all vegetables are tender.

Stir in salt.

Allow your soup to cool. Using a blender or food processor, pulse soup until completely smooth.

Serve hot, or dehydrate to store and save for your next outing!

Dehydrate

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If using the Excalibur Dehydrator, insert nonstick Paraflexx Sheets. (The Paraflexx sheets are reusable, non stick, and keep your drying racks clean when dealing with moist foods, liquid items, fruit rolls and leathers)

If using another dehydrator use designated “liquid trays”, parchment paper, or fruit leather inserts.

Slowly pour the soup onto each tray, using a spatula to smooth and even a thin-medium layer (or about 1/8inch), leaving about .5 inch of space from the edge. This will prevent a huge mess of soup pouring off the sides of the trays into your dehydrator.

Set temperature at 135degrees Fahrenheit, for about 8 hours.

Rotate each tray every 2 hours, checking on the drying process. Depending on your dehydrator, time to full dehydrate the soup varies.

Completely dehydrated when: Center is dry to the touch and the sides are cracked and lifted from the tray.

Peal or break soup into chips. Let cool and store in an airtight container. Good for a year or so!

Rehydrate

Add the soup chips into a pot and fill with cold water, enough to slightly cover your chips plus a quarter of an inch above.

The soup will start absorbing the water and rehydrating back into a soup consistency after 20min of soaking.

*Tip! Soaking your soup while you set up camp, pitching your tent, playing a game, or even soaking your soup in a Nalgene about 20-30min during the end of your hike before you get to camp, will allow your dinner to be ready when you are!

Adding more water depending on your desired soup consistency.

Heat soup over medium-high constantly stirring, and scrapping bottom of the pot to prevent burning until boiling.

Serve hot!

**Add your favorite fresh vegetables, summer zucchini, onions, or peppers for added crunch or your favorite meat/tofu for additional protein!