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Spicy Plantain Soup

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Spicy Plantain Soup
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The plantains are real vitamin bombs, 100 grams cover about ten percent of the daily requirement of vitamin C and A. We need the latter for healthy vision. In addition, there are plenty of B vitamins, B6, for example, plays a role in hormone metabolism and is important for a healthy nervous system.

Kochbanenen come from the tropical regions of Africa and South Africa. Compared to the sweet fruit bananas we know, they taste rather mealy. If the skin is rather dark, the banana tastes best and
you can season the finished soup with a little curry. The recipe can be prepared well and is therefore also suitable as a party recipe or for a quick lunch break.


1 onion
1 Celery
1 carrot
1 chili pepper
2 garlic cloves
2 plantains
3 Tbsps sesame oil
200 milliliters Orange juice
200 milliliters unsweetened Coconut milk
1 sm can ground saffron
cayenne pepper
Onion sprouts for garnish (or sprouts)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Orange juiceCoconut milksesame oilonionCelerycarrot

Preparation steps


Peel the onion and chop finely. Rinse and thinly slice the celery. Peel the carrot and thinly slice. Rinse the chile, halve lengthwise, remove seeds and finely chop. Peel the garlic and press through a garlic press.


Peel the plantain and cut into cubes. Heat the sesame oil in a skillet, add the onions, celery, carrot, garlic and chile and sauté briefly. Add the plantains and saute briefly. Deglaze with orange juice, vegetable broth and coconut milk and bring to a boil.


Reduce to a simmer and cook over low heat until the vegetables and plantains are very soft, about  20 minutes. Working in batches if necessary, transfer to a blender and puree. Stir in the saffron and season with cayenne and salt and serve garnished with onion sprouts.