Last evening, the hubby and I experimented, making a new soup. I’ve called it ‘jerk’ soup, because we used jerk paste and seasonings. Like most soups we make, this should serve about 4 people.


  • 1 large (or 2 small to medium) sweet potato, cubed
  • Half a celeriac, cubed
  • 1 large (or 2 small) onion
  • 1-2 cups of frozen sweetcorn
  • 1-11/2 pints of stock (enough to cover the veg)
  • 1-2 Tbsps of jerk paste
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Handful or two of chopped, fresh coriander

Fry up the onions in a large soup pot until they’re translucent. Add the cubed sweet potato and celeriac, and let sweat, with the lid on, for a few minutes. Add the stock–we added ours frozen, and let it melt in the pot. Once the stock is in, add all your seasonings, including the jerk paste. Add this to taste really, as different pastes might have various strength of chilli in them. Bring this to a boil, and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the sweet potato starts to get a little soft. Then add your sweetcorn and most of the coriander. Let simmer until all the veg is softened to the point where you can mash it a bit. I just went in with a hand masher and broke up some of the bigger bits of veg. At this point, the soup should be fairly thickened…if not, try adding some cornflour and water beaten together. Garnish with extra coriander!

3 responses »

  1. youngwifey says:

    This sounds yummy! I can’t get celeriac in the middle of nowhere here. I wonder what I could sub for that.

  2. athenapearl says:

    I suppose just celery, but I suppose you could use parsnips if you just want a similar texture.

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